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Re: /etc/hosts and system entries



On 27/09/2007, Adam Jackson <ajackson redhat com> wrote:

> Why is this not a bug in kerberos?  If the application knows that the IP
> address it wants for the name needs to be globally routable, then the
> application should be responsible for walking the list of IPs for that
> name to find the routable ones.

Another point being missed, is that if the hostname gets changed the
moment an external IP interface is brought up, X becomes unusable
because suddenly the magic cookie isn't found (the server and
.Xauthority think it's "localhost" and the client thinks it's
"some-dynamic-ip-xx-yy-zz.imaginative-dsl-provider.com").

So adding it to /etc/hosts as 127.0.0.1 (or, as I do, 127.0.0.x where
x > 1) helps a lot(!)


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