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/etc/hosts localhost with computer name?


yesterday I've installed Debian using Debian Installer RC1 ISO

after installation, the /etc/hosts file starts with the following line: localhost.localdomain localhost <hostname>

where <hostname> is the computer name given during install after the 
DHCP/network config dialog.

I'd like to know if it's a standard or if there's a special reason to link 
<hostname> with localhost/
It causes some problems, such as WPAD over DHCP in KDE not working, etc.

See also:
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=69026 (comment 16)

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