Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428786
system-config-network does not read /etc/hosts file...
Last modified: 2008-03-31 06:38:09 EDT
Description of problem:
Open system-config-network, choose tab "Hosts", see a blank window
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.See Description of problem: above
system-config-network shows blank window/tab
system-config-network reports /etc/hosts correctly
Seems the dialogs for adding hosts to /etc/hosts works correctly, just nothing
is reported back.
May be related to this bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=214932 ?
Could you please post your hosts file?
Created attachment 291737 [details]
/etc/hosts as per clean install of f8, untouched by me
Created attachment 291739 [details]
/etc/hosts following editing via system-config-network (plus addition of 6s to the IPv6 line)
The problem is, that s-c-n doesn't show loopback addresses by default. This is
not a bug, it's a feature. I made a patch, that makes it possible for user to
show/hide to loopbacks. I'll add it to s-c-n asap.
Hmm, interesting "feature" - but, certainly a switch to show/hide loopbacks
would be a good feature. Thanks.