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SubjectRe: [BK] disconnected operation
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*

--Ricky

PS: When you're off-line, /etc/resolv.conf shouldn't have any nameservers
listed. They aren't going to be connectable.


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