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 18:02:48
> >> 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 machine "quantz". When I type
> >lynx http://quantz/
> >it finds the relevant file on my local harddrive with no ethernet
> >attached. /etc/hosts just tells it that quantz=localhost.
> so quantz ->, right?  that'll work, but the route command is
> still superfluous and you don't have proper mapping back and forth on
> that.  nit nit nit...
> it's still not what i'm looking for.  :)

OK - now I'm with you!