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Re: [opensuse] what does 127.0.1.1 mean?
  • From: ianseeks <ianseeks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 08:21:30 +0100
  • Message-id: <8035939.tSl5SC7lPX@linux-k5wg>
On Thursday 29 Mar 2012 19:34:29 lynn wrote:
12.1
Hi
We have a bind nameserver for our 192 domain.

For a non static IP client I have to set the line:
127.0.1.1 hostname.domain hostname
in /etc/hosts otherwise hostname -f and lots of other stuff doesn't work.

1. Why?
2. What should the file /etc/HOSTNAME contain?
a. fqdn
b. hostname

Thanks,
L x

It might be a "bug", these may help
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=316099
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-
reference/ch05.en.html#_the_hostname_resolution (see 5.1.2)
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