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

On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 08:14:51PM +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> 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?

That would seem to fit with the rest of the page.  I guess a bug report is
in order?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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