conf/60106: /etc/hosts mentions AfriNIC which does not exist yet

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Tue Dec 9 23:40:22 PST 2003

>Number:         60106
>Category:       conf
>Synopsis:       /etc/hosts mentions AfriNIC which does not exist yet
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Dec 09 23:40:17 PST 2003
>Originator:     Stephane Bortzmeyer
>Release:        FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE i386
System: FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE #0: Thu Jun 5 02:55:42 GMT 2003 root at i386

  /etc/hosts, as installed by FreeBSD, says:

 # In case you want to be able to connect to the Internet, you need
 # real official assigned numbers.  Do not try to invent your own network
 # numbers but instead get one from your network provider (if any) or
 # from your regional registry (ARIN, APNIC, LACNIC, RIPE NCC, or AfriNIC.)

 AfriNIC does not distribute IP addresses yet. Several people doubt it
 will be able to do it in the near future. In any case, the advice is
 quite premature.


   I suggest not to mention the RIR at all since they do not serve the
   end-user, anyway.


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