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Re: /etc/hosts: Two lines with the same IP address?

On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 02:40:55PM +0200, Thomas Hood wrote:
> but then:
>     $ hostname --fqdn
>     localhost

Use -v to see what it  does.  Basically it does a 

gethostbyname(gethostname()) and uses  the h_name part, which is the first
entry in the /etc/hosts line with the hostname as an alias. Therefore you
sould do a: hostname.doma.in hostname localhost

to make hostname --fqdn work

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