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Re: where is /etc/hosts supposed to come from?

On 2009-12-27 14:22:53 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> No, the hostname should be set on a *separate* line, mapped to,
> as we've been doing for years now.  Setting an equivalence between localhost
> and the hostname causes all manner of problems due to hostname
> canonicalization.

Shouldn't this be described in the hosts(5) man page?

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