Bug 5967 - foul hosts configuration
foul hosts configuration
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-10-14 17:38 EDT by richard-kelley
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-07 12:40:21 EST
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Description richard-kelley 1999-10-14 17:38:31 EDT
On a system with dual nics, the /etc/hosts file created
during installation and as changed by linuxconf is
disfunctional. localhost.localdomain localhost p6012.cfaa.ufl.edu  s05.cfaa.ufl.edu       p6012.cfaa.ufl.edu

This causes the system to attempt to serve web pages from
localhost.localdomain which aside from the initial page
produces errors for all other content.

A functional version of /etc/hosts is      localhost.localdomain localhost s05.cfaa.ufl.edu      s05      p6012.cfaa.ufl.edu    p6012

Unfortunately, the only single nic system I have I did an
upgrade on rather than a fresh install, so I can not address
the issue other than on a dual nic system.
Comment 1 jrjohns 1999-11-02 13:52:59 EST
I can concur that this is a problem on single-NIC systems.
The following is the actual output of a single NIC system (this is all
on one line in the file):               localhost.localdomain localhost

As you can see, the above is not correct at all.  It should
have been something like:               localhost.localdomain localhost                flounder.r2tech.com

Even more preferrable would be:               localhost.localdomain localhost                flounder.r2tech.com flounder
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-19 10:24:59 EST
Added Jacques to CC line
Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-01-07 12:40:59 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5964 ***

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