docs/122604: make-localhost is gone, handbook needs to be updated

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Apr 9 17:00:05 UTC 2008

>Number:         122604
>Category:       docs
>Synopsis:       make-localhost is gone, handbook needs to be updated
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-doc
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Apr 09 17:00:04 UTC 2008
>Originator:     Giorgos Keramidas
>Release:        FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT i386
System: FreeBSD kobe 8.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT #0:
Sun Mar 9 02:16:50 EET 2008 build at kobe:/home/build/obj/home/build/src/sys/KOBE i386


As noted by Dr Matthew J Seaman in freebsd-questions, the Handbook needs
an update now that make-localhost is gone:

: Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2008 17:01:31 +0100
: From: Matthew Seaman < m.seaman (at) infracaninophile (dot) co (dot) uk >
: Subject: Re: "make-localhost" not there (DNS/named setup on 7.0)
: To: Ewald Jenisch < a (at) jenisch (dot) at >
: Cc: freebsd-questions at
: Message-ID: <47FCE85B.4040505 at>
: The handbook is slightly out of date and the 'make-localhost' script
: is now history.  Instead, the system comes with pre-installed
: /etc/namedb/master/localhost-forward.db and .../localhost-reverse.db
: zone files and the appropriate configuration shown in the example
: named.conf file.  Basically, ignore the paragraph in the handbook that
: says 'run make-localhost' and nowadays base your named.conf on the
: sample configuration supplied with the system rather than the examples
: shown in the handbook.


I'll try to handle this.

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