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Re: localhost.localdomain

On Thu, 06 Oct 2005, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> It's being long-standing does not mean it's correct. I started looking

But it means it is a de-facto standard, which it *is*.  Every *nix system I
have mucked around with in the last five years, with the exception of a few
Linux distributions, uses plain "localhost".

> DNS administrators, and _nothing_ about /etc/hosts. Therefore I'd be

/etc/hosts is a local implementation detail, it won't make it to RFCs while
there is still a bit of sanity in the world.  It is probably in a POSIX-like
standard, though.

> inclined to say that if an application does not accept being
> resolved to e.g. "foo" then it is is broken, and this is not changed by
> the fact that it has been broken for 20+ years.

That is correct, yes.

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  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
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