Subject: Re: stand alone system (was Why is ifconfig...)
To: Patrick Welche <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/15/1997 10:06:20
On Tue, 15 Apr 1997, Patrick Welche wrote:

> 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.

Likewise my IIsi is "pokey", and that name resolves to from my
/etc/hosts. :-)

Take care,