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Re: localhost.localdomain


On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 12:24:12PM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> 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.

I can not remember precisely. I think that at that time I was testing the
debian-installer and I saw it was taken a long while to boot. I saw
that my system had no FQDN (hostname -f). When you add .localdomain, the
FQDN is complete and it helps to solve timeout in several application.

Anyway I do not understand why this issue is a problem since we
simply add an alias to localhost. Nobody say  that we will remove 
localhost and exchange it by localhost.localdomain.

                                Pierre Machard
<pmachard@debian.org>                                 http://debian.org
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