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Re: localhost.localdomain

On Fri, Oct 07, 2005 at 08:12:38AM +0200, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:

> 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.".

Note that that discussion was about appending the local (i.e. a real,
existing) domain to localhost, and that indeed is problematic (first of
all, there is _no_ single "local domain" for multi-homed machines).

Appending a non-existent TLD to localhost is somewhat different, and is
not addressed in the RFC.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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