/etc/hosts and localhost

Jack Brown jbrown at kmts.ca
Sun Jan 18 18:56:36 PST 2004

Ryan.Oliver at pha.com.au wrote:
>> localhost.localdomain localhost
>>now becomes:
>> localhost

> But hey, current state of affairs (maybe fixed, not too sure)
> we don't set domainname at bootup anyway :-P
> (incredibly __minor__ fix...)
> [R]

Not sure if this helps or not, but I'll just throw it out there for you 
guys anyway..

on my own system I have this:

in /etc/sysconfig/network I have:

in /etc/hosts I have: localhost.localdomain localhost

On the running system:
the command "hostname" returns "localhost"
the command "hostname --fqdn" returns "localhost.localdomain"
the command "dnsdomainname" returns "localdomain"
the command "domainname" returns "(none)"

my bootscripts aren't modified, and to me this all seems correct since 
my internet/ethernet IP has no official FQDN associated with it, and I 
don't have any sort of NIS/YP setup. (hostname man page says "domainname 
- show or set the system's NIS/YP domain name")

...Just in case it maters...

Jack Brown

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