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Re: CVS import: src/external/bsd/dhcpcd/dist

On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 07:20:42AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 06:35:51AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
>  >  > > * dhcpcd will now assign a short hostname by default
>  >  > >  To use a FQDN hostname, set this in dhcpcd.conf(5)
>  >  > >  env hostname_fqdn=YES
>  >  > 
>  >  > This is the wrong default, too - hostname should always be FQDN.
>  > 
>  > This is far from universally agreed upon.
> to wit: I just extracted nearly 20,000 uname outputs from gnats, and
> found around 5500 unique hostnames of which only about 60% contained a
> dot.

I do remember being scolded on one of the netbsd mailing lists for
'making up' my own domain name (which, sadly, did and does resolve
to an existing host on the 'net whereas obviously my "network domain"
were all the boxens on my LAN). IIRC the claim was that either you 
control the network domain fully (i.e., DNS, too), or you don't use
a FDQN (for sendmail's benefit, amongst others, iirc again).

So yeah. If you're following that advice, and you don't control, you'll end up naming your LAN boxens that aren't
accessible from the internet without dots, won't you.

Why am I saying this? I'm trying to make a point that you cannot and
must not argue with the data you're doing, David.



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