On 06-Oct-05, 08:25 (CDT), Gabor Gombas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> It's being long-standing does not mean it's correct.
No, but it doesn't make changing it correct, either.
Again: what actual technical problem is solved by
'localhost.localdomain"? Is solving that problem worth the potential
breakage of existing code that assumes gethostbyaddr(127.0.0.1) ==
"localhost". Note that I'm not arguing such code is correct, but I don't
see the need to pointlessly break it.
There are lots of long-standing characteristics of Unix systems that
are not required by RFCs or Posix standards, yet we don't go about
arbitrarily changing them.
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net