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

On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 02:02:36PM +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> POSIX says:
>   If the AI_CANONNAME flag is specified and the nodename argument is
>   not null, the function shall attempt to determine the canonical name
>   corresponding to nodename (for example, if nodename is an alias or
>   shorthand notation for a complete name).
>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> So, it isn't intended to be a short name. As this is mostly
> implementation defined, it may be difficult to be very accurate.

Where does the above say it must be a FQDN ? It says that *for example*,
*if* nodename is blah blah. So, what if the nodename is *not* that ?
(which it is not on a lot of hosts)


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