Subject: Re: localhost search order (was: afterboot)
To: William Allen Simpson <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-install
Date: 06/26/2003 23:00:35
William Allen Simpson <> writes:
> William Allen Simpson wrote:
> > I want to use it, for other machines at that location.  And it's a
> > default install.  And most people will expect it, as it has been in
> > the default install of many unices for years....
> > 
> The simple fix is magically numbered (about to roll over):
>   install/21999: localhost.domain not correctly set in /etc/hosts file

I was under the impression these days that the dogma was not to make
"localhost" a member of the local domain but to make it "top level"
instead. See, for example, /etc/namedb/127...

Perry E. Metzger