Re: where is /etc/hosts supposed to come from?
On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I've just done a debootstrap install of Lenny, and /etc/hosts doesn't exist.
> Where is /etc/hosts supposed to come from? I think it should have something
> like the following (copied from an ancient Debian install).
> 127.0.0.1 localhost
> # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
> ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
> fe00::0 ip6-localnet
> ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
> ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
> ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
> ff02::3 ip6-allhosts
For debootstrapped installs, it's not automatically created by
anything. The recommended setup is almost the same as that, although
as Neil said you still need to add a hostname on to the first line.
See section D.3.4.4 of the installation manual.