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Re: localhost.localdomain

Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> writes:
> On Oct 06, Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> wrote:

>> See the news.software.nntp traffic with people having strange problems
>> with pathnames and message ID generation because of .localdomain.
>> There have been a few separate cases of that over the past year or so.

> Not relevant. They would have the same problems with = localhost.

No, they won't, because INN ignores hostnames that do not contain a period
for the purposes of generating external identifiers, specifically to keep
from using things like localhost or other unqualified names that aren't
globally unique.  Adding the pointless .localdomain thing breaks that sort
of simple sanity check.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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