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

On 2009-12-31, Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org> wrote:
> I know, according to rfc2606, "invalid" seems to be a choice for
> the top level domain (TLD) to construct domain names that are sure to be
> invalid from the Internet.  But result is the same as choosing "local".
> (This was a choice which I used to use.)

Using .local in own environments sadly clashes with the (I think now
installed by default) mDNS namespace for locally-resolvable hostnames.
But it somehow makes sense for a laptop; it would even resolve.  ;-)

Kind regards,
Philipp Kern

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