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Re: localhost.localdomain

On Thursday 20 October 2005 16:01, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 07, 2005 at 04:15:18PM +0200, Christoph Haas wrote:
> > MySQL definitely chokes on localhost.localdomain. And although MySQL
> > will adopt to distributions using "localhost.localdomain" instead of
> > "localhost" doesn't mean it's correct. MySQL by default expects
> > "localhost" as the hostname assigned to the loopback interface.
> No, MySQL is happy to use whatever name the loopback interface has; it
> is the MySQL _documentation_ that stresses the "localhost" string
> without mentioning that it depends on the naming service configuration.

Thanks for the clarification. Since I didn't feel like reading the source
code of MySQL I relied on its documentation. And it was a bit confusing
(not only to me). So MySQL is happy with whatever name is bound to the
lo interface. Good to know.


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