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Re: [opensuse] Firewall
On 11/17/2014 12:24 PM, Paul Groves wrote:
If i add the hostnames to YaST > Hostnames and supply the ip address
it works fine. This appears to be default behaviour out of the box
that openSUSE cannot resolve LAN hostnames.

Why do you consider that odd?
If the information isn't supplied ro the resolver (either from hosts
file or from DNS -- see nsswitch.conf(5) -- then how are symbolic names
going to be mapped to IP addresses, since IP addresses are the only
thing that the network interface understands?

The information has to come from somewhere and it can't come from the
people who package Suse 'into the box' since they don't know about your,
or mine, system and what's on the LAN.

The information has to come from somewhere and its up to you to supply it.

A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?

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