Re: /etc/hosts: Two lines with the same IP address?
* Tore Anderson
> On a related note, I've never quite understood why the installer
> insists that the domain name must not be part of the hostname. Quite
> annoying, really.
* Thomas Hood
> One reason may be the following. If the hostname is a FQDN "foo.bar.baz"
> and /etc/resolv.conf contains no "domain" option then the latter defaults
> to "bar.baz".
I don't get it. Is that a bad thing? (Seems sane to me.)
> What I'm looking for in this thread are reasons why it's not fine
> after all to have multiple lines with the same IP address.
I would assume it makes gethostbyaddr()'s behaviour undefined.
Perhaps you could use 127.0.0.2 or something for the mapping, if the
host doesn't have a permanent address.