On Wed, 2003-05-28 at 07:59, Michael D Green wrote:
When I add lines like the following to my hosts file on the machine puddleglum:
126.96.36.199 fred.puddleglum.mylocaldomain.com fred.puddleglum 188.8.131.52 lili.puddleglum.mylocaldomain.com lili.puddleglum 184.108.40.206 lulu.puddleglum.mylocaldomain.com lulu.puddleglum
^ ^ | | - FQDM goes here - aliases here
FQDM = fully qualified domain name.
This is not correct!
something (!?!) comes along behind me and "corrects" these lines (it leaves the other lines alone) to simply:
220.127.116.11 puddleglum.mylocaldomain.com puddleglum
It did this because this is the correct syntax for hostnames.
IP address FQDM aliases (as many as needed seperated by a space)