Subject: Re: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
List: current-users
Date: 04/14/1997 17:06:11
On Mon, 14 Apr 1997, Andrew Brown wrote:

> > From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain
> >
> >What if you have a standalone system?  The loopback interface is always
> >up.
> standalone systems should be fine too.  if you have no interfaces other
> than lo0, then $hostname won't resolve to an address, will it?  so the
> command doesn't work anyway...

Actually, a stock NetBSD system comes with the hostname set to `myname',
which corresponds with a line in /etc/hosts, so it works just fine.
I'm having trouble imagining who would use a hostname that they didn't
even know existed, or why they wouldn't change it if they did know about
it.  Moving it inside the loop is probably more correct, at any rate...