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Bug#473828: marked as done (hosts: Unreasonable impact of misconfigured /etc/hosts file)



Your message dated Wed, 2 Apr 2008 00:11:59 +0100
with message-id <200804020112.00344.holger@layer-acht.org>
and subject line Re: Bug#473828: hosts: Unreasonable impact of misconfigured /etc/hosts file
has caused the Debian Bug report #473828,
regarding hosts: Unreasonable impact of misconfigured /etc/hosts file
to be marked as done.

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Package: general
Severity: normal

The impact of a misconfigured /etc/hosts file can be quite grave.

Prime example: If the hostname is not in /etc/hosts, sudo does not run
which means that the problem can not be resolved without direct root
login or single user mode. See also bug #473827

Also, misconfiguration can lead to that the local hostname is resolved
on the network, causing latency whenever it is requested, such as when
launching applications, sudo, etc etc. This effect should be minimized.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-3-powerpc
Locale: LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=sv_SE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash



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Hi Ulrik,

On Tuesday 01 April 2008 23:13, Ulrik Sverdrup wrote:
> The impact of a misconfigured /etc/hosts file can be quite grave.

Then you probably shouldn't do this.

> Prime example: If the hostname is not in /etc/hosts, sudo does not run
> which means that the problem can not be resolved without direct root
> login or single user mode. See also bug #473827

That bug is about gnomes network-admin damaging your /etc/hosts file and is 
tracked there. So no need to file a new bug.

Closing this bug, as it is none. /etc/hosts is set up correctly after you 
installed Debian.


regards,
	Holger

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