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Re: localhost.localdomain

On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 03:25:15PM +0200, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 07:31:37AM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:

>> When proposing a variation from long-standing historical practice,
>> shouldn't the onus be on the on making the change? What problem does
>> 'localhost.localdomain' solve? Why is is better than just 'localhost',
>> which has been common practice for oh, what, 20+ years?

> It's being long-standing does not mean it's correct. I started
> looking for any standards or RFCs that require that the address
> should resolve to "localhost" but I could only find some
> recommendations for DNS administrators, and _nothing_ about
> /etc/hosts.

Having the DNS and /etc/hosts give different results is asking for
trouble. RFC 1912 says that this discussion was had in the past and
the conclusion was "localhost.".


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