the local host/domainname - 127.0.0.1 vs. 127.0.1.1; Debian Reference updated.
On Mon, Aug 05, 2013 at 01:08:28PM -0400, Thomas Hood wrote:
> > /etc/hosts like these per default:
> > 127.0.0.1 localhost
> > 127.0.1.1 <host_name>.<domain_name> <host_name>
> > As also described in the Debian reference.
> That's not entirely accurate. Wheezy and Ubuntu Desktop install
> an /etc/hosts like the following, without a domain_name.
> 127.0.0.1 localhost
> 127.0.1.1 <host_name>
> The Debian Reference is out of date.
> 127.0.0.1 localhost hostname.domain hostname
> in which case 'localhost' is the canonical name for alias 'hostname'.
> > or, alternatively:
> > 127.0.0.1 hostname.domain hostname localhost
> In that case 'hostname.domain' is the canonical name for alias 'localhost'.
> Before any move is made to conflate the system hostname with
> 'localhost' in this way I'd like to see some proof that this no longer
Please ping me if this happens.