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Re: please deactivate services by default!



On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 11:35:48AM +0200, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> Hi.
> 
> On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 14:04:35 +0200, Matej Cepl wrote
> 
> > What was meant (I guess) is that if DNS is broken and there is no 
> > localhost entry in /etc/hosts, user however naive will have 
> > bigger problems than slow sendmail on start.
> 
> Is there any particular reason why the resolver does not know
> about 127.0.0.1<->localhost by default? It should of course follow
> the methods outlined in nsswitch.conf to get more specific results,
> but localhost is pretty crucial for a working UNIX which has networking
> cababilities.

It isn't localhost that is a problem.  It is the system hostname to IP 
mapping that is a problem.  e.g. for a host called "foobar":

127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost foobar.domain.com foobar


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