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Re: Warning: "Illegal" hostnames no longer work

David Baron <d_baron@012.net.il>:
>  For ever, I was getting a bootup message that by hostname was illegal. After 
>  that, everything, I mean everything, worked with that hostname 100%
>  As of the latest upgrades off Sid, the illegal hostname is no longer accepted 
>  by the system and there is then no hostname and many things do not like that 
>  at all.
>  Edit /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts and reboot.

KDE has reportedly decided to honour an RFC's specifics.  I suspect
you run KDE.

I can't find the url where I read about it.  I don't use kde, btw.

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