Bug 591566 - /etc/hosts misconfigured localhost
/etc/hosts misconfigured localhost
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: setup (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
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Reported: 2010-05-12 10:55 EDT by John Gorman
Modified: 2010-05-12 13:50 EDT (History)
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Description John Gorman 2010-05-12 10:55:11 EDT
Description of problem:

/etc/hosts is misconfigured for localhost.

localhost is configured for both an IPV4 address and an IPV6 address.

This breaks networking for libmemcached-0.40 when running
"memcached -l" and "memdump --servers localhost".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

$ cat /etc/redhat-release 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release 6.0 Beta (Santiago)

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL6 Beta
2. cat /etc/hosts
Actual results:

# cat /etc/hosts   localhost localhost.localdomain localhost4 localhost4.localdomain4
::1         localhost localhost.localdomain localhost6 localhost6.localdomain6

Expected results:

# cat /etc/hosts   localhost localhost.localdomain localhost4 localhost4.localdomain4
::1         localhost6 localhost6.localdomain6

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Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-12 12:54:35 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 3 Ondrej Vasik 2010-05-12 13:50:20 EDT
It is not misconfigured - see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=486461 why it was done that way. Option "multi on" is in /etc/host.conf and programs should be able to recognize IPv4/IPv6 correctly. You should report those issues against libmemcached - as this is the application which could and should handle it.

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