Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 23748
/etc/hosts does not include a line for node's hostname
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:38 EDT
Please note that after a clean install of beta 2 /etc/hosts does not
contain an entry for the node's hostname. The node is a DHCP client.
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.221.50 kismet.domain.com kismet
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NOT ADDED BY ANACONDA
Wouldn't that be correct? I mean if your host is a DHCP client its IP address
Our DHCP client's IP addresses do not change. We use DHCP to reduce
configuration errors and to save Systems Administration time. We use static
address for security and development purposes. A number of our developers
depend upon a fixed IP address.
P.S. Also, the Solaris DHCP client does add the host information to
/etc/hosts. This is true for both static and dynamic addresses.
Anaconda is correct because of setups with dynamic dns, for example. Not adding
this doesn't hurt your situation, but it can hurt others.