Subject: Re: stand alone system (was Why is ifconfig...)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/15/1997 17:44:39
Andrew Brown wrote:
> sure!  but who wants to call their machine "localhost"?!  you should have
> complete freedom in what you name your machine, not constrained by whether
> or not you sprang for a network interface...

At home I call my computer "quantz". When I type
lynx http://quantz/
it finds the relevant file on my local harddisk. /etc/hosts tells it
that quantz=localhost.