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    Lennart Sorensen <lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
    > I always thought that was how it worked. The first hostname in
    > /etc/hosts on the line containing the short name was used as the FQDN.
    > Maybe that is only a gnu hostname thing. I seem to recall solaris had a
    > domainname file that was used to find the domain part of the FQDN
    > instead.

    yes this is how hostname works (see the man page)

    # Technically: The FQDN is the name gethostbyname(2) returns for the host
    # name returned by gethostname(2). The DNS domain name is the part after
    # the first dot.

    # Therefore it depends on the configuration (usually in /etc/host.conf)
    # how you can change it. Usually (if the hosts file is parsed before DNS or
    # NIS) you can change it in /etc/hosts.

    And yes, this is broken, but who used hostname -f anyway?

    BTW: the above works also (better?) if you set the utsname to the FQDN like
    Linus does.

    Gruss
    Bernd
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