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Re: localhost.localdomain

On Thu, 06 Oct 2005, Pierre Machard wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 24, 2005 at 08:33:25PM +0200, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> > In article <20050924173508.GG29334@boogie.lpds.sztaki.hu> you wrote:
> > > "localdomain" is not a registered top-level domain and hopefully never
> > > will be, so it is safe to use locally as it won't cause communication
> > > problems.
> > 
> > It is not safe to use unregistered domains. and I dont see a reason for
> > .localdmain at all.
> IIRC The main reason was described in #247734


If that bug was the reason why the localhost entry in /etc/hosts was
changed, then please fix it right back to what it was.

The localhost.localdomain stuff appeared from nowhere in an email by Pierre
Machard during the discursion, and stayed on all other examples while people
tried to fix an issue (which has a fucking old proper solution, which is to
use another loopback IP and if needed, another lo alias) that had nothing to
do with it.

Pierre, WHY do you need localhost.localdomain? That is NOT clear in the bug
report.  And the rest of the bug report is about another issue completely,
dealing with people not being able to grasp the idea that if you need a
canonical hostname other than localhost, you need another interface (which
can be "lo" just as well, but give it another IP).

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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