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    On Dec 28, 2004, at 09:33, Ricky Beam wrote:
    > On Sun, 26 Dec 2004, Martin Dalecki wrote:
    >> A hostname simply isn't a fixed attribute of a host anymore.
    >
    > It is on properly setup and maintained machines.
    >
    > The problem are all those people writing programs that think they are
    > doing
    > the world a favor by screwing with the hostname and various other
    > settings
    > for us... there's no reason for dhcp to change my hostname. At least
    > on
    > linux, no dhcp implementation touches /etc/hosts. (Solaris has screwed
    > up
    > the hosts file for years.)
    >
    > These are the same machines that don't have FQDN's as the first name
    > per
    > entry in /etc/hosts (which pisses off many incarnations of glibc.)
    > *grin*

    So what would happen to somebody who put their BK files on a portable
    drive and carried it from home to work. That's a perfectly reasonable
    thing to
    do, both for security and for speed reasons, but it would appear to
    cause
    problems.

    Cheers,
    Kyle Moffett

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