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SubjectPossible /etc/hosts parsing bug?
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I have found something that may be a small parsing bug, but may
also be within the specs of its functionality... In my hosts file
I had a few entries:

172.16.2.1 Atomic.shocking.com
172.16.2.2 Nuclear.shocking.com
172.16.2.3 Fusion.shocking.com

In an effort to line everything up and make it look pretty I modified the
previous lines to the following:

172.016.002.001 Atomic.shocking.com
172.016.002.002 Nuclear.shocking.com
172.016.002.003 Fusion.shocking.com

Numerically, these have the same values, but when I tried to ping fusion,
the IP that it was using was 172.14.2.3. When the extra '0's were deleted
ping worked fine. Is this within the operating specs? Just curious,

Mike Cumings (aka linux-kernel pest)
mcumings@ecst.csuchico.edu

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