On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 10:02 -0400, David Cantrell wrote:
On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 09:59:16 -0400
Harry Hoffman <hhoffman(a)ip-solutions.net> wrote:
> So, /etc/hosts comes setup by default (i.e. after kickstart install)
> # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
> # that require network functionality will fail.
> 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
> I'm fairly certain to not too long ago (redhat-9 perhaps) the hostname
> of the system was also added to the localhost entry:
> 127.0.0.1 my.host.com
my localhost.localdomain localhost
> This had the distinct advantage that when apps (i.e. yum-updatesd) sent
> mail from the system via a mail host then address would appear as:
> root(a)my.host.com instead of root(a)localhost.com
> Am I remembering correctly, in terms of how I believe it used to be? If
> so, anyone know why it changed?
Fixed in rawhide.
Why it changed...don't know, but I'll take the blame since I'm responsible
for a lot of the network gutting and rewriting in anaconda. Most likely a mistake on my
Please, PLEASE, reconsider.
I've long hated this thing of assigning the hostname to 127.0.0.1, it
always breaks when using kerberos/winbindd as the hostname needs to
reflect the public facing ip.
I personally think that Gnome is at fault here, is there any smarter way
to at least change the hostname mappingi hosts when the main network
interface gets an IP?