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Re: hosts(5) manpage update

Henry Bent <> wrote:

> I wasn't sure which mailing list to send this to, but I figured this would
> get a fair number of eyes.  The hosts(5) manpage still includes a section
> that dates from 1983(!) and while interesting from an historic perspective
> is probably very confusing to any modern user:
> "This file may be created from the official host data base maintained at
> the Network Information Control Center (NIC), though local changes may be
> required to bring it up to date regarding unofficial aliases and/or
> unknown hosts.  As the data base maintained at NIC is incomplete, use of
> the name server is recommended for sites on the DARPA Internet."
> Perhaps the time has come for its removal.

Heh, thanks for the suggestion :).  Done.


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