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Re: localhost.localdomain

On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 07:44:42PM +0200, Pierre Machard wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 12:24:12PM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > On Thu, 06 Oct 2005, Pierre Machard wrote:
> > > 
> > > IIRC The main reason was described in #247734
> > 
> > ARGH!
> > 
> > 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.

The problem is probably that the "localhost.localdomain" stands before
"localhost" in that line. So if you "reverse resolve" you
end up with "localhost.localdomain" which some applications don't understand.

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