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Re: libnss-myhostname instead of mangling /etc/hosts

One reason for resolving the system hostname to in an NSS service is that this allows us to list that service last on the "hosts:" line in /etc/nsswitch.conf, thus making the resolved address of last resort, coming after addresses resolved via /etc/hosts and/or DNS.

Please see http://lists.debian.org/debian-glibc/2005/06/msg00173.html for one of the earlier discussions about this issue.
Thomas Hood

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