Bug 59801 - localhost. vs localhost.localdomain
localhost. vs localhost.localdomain
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-02-13 10:17 EST by Emmanuel Galanos
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-10 16:20:17 EDT
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Description Emmanuel Galanos 2002-02-13 10:17:07 EST
Description of Problem:
Red Hat Linux uses localhost.localdomain for 127.0.0.1

Additional Information:
RFC1537 recommends against this (plus it has quite valid reasons).

Changing the /etc/hosts entry to be:

127.0.0.1 localhost. localhost.localdomain

Will avoid any compatability problems or problems with software starting up.

"localhost.localdomain -- just say no".
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-02-13 14:25:45 EST
This seems like something thats been brought up before, surely a duplicate.
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2002-03-19 17:01:46 EST
I think we have this discussion every time that we release.  What's the
resolution now?
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-10 16:23:54 EDT
The resolution on os-devel-list was that changing it definitely breaks things still.

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