Subject: Re: stand alone system (was Why is ifconfig...)
To: Patrick Welche <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
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 127.0.0.1 from my