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Bug 5967 - foul hosts configuration
Summary: foul hosts configuration
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-10-14 21:38 UTC by richard-kelley
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-07 17:40:21 UTC

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Description richard-kelley 1999-10-14 21:38:31 UTC
On a system with dual nics, the /etc/hosts file created
during installation and as changed by linuxconf is
disfunctional. localhost.localdomain localhost

This causes the system to attempt to serve web pages from
localhost.localdomain which aside from the initial page
produces errors for all other content.

A functional version of /etc/hosts is      localhost.localdomain localhost      s05    p6012

Unfortunately, the only single nic system I have I did an
upgrade on rather than a fresh install, so I can not address
the issue other than on a dual nic system.

Comment 1 jrjohns 1999-11-02 18:52:59 UTC
I can concur that this is a problem on single-NIC systems.
The following is the actual output of a single NIC system (this is all
on one line in the file):               localhost.localdomain localhost

As you can see, the above is not correct at all.  It should
have been something like:               localhost.localdomain localhost      

Even more preferrable would be:               localhost.localdomain localhost       flounder

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-19 15:24:59 UTC
Added Jacques to CC line

Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-01-07 17:40:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5964 ***

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