Odd /etc/hosts entry

Steve Bertrand iaccounts at ibctech.ca
Mon Jul 26 10:53:31 PDT 2004

> So, I just debugged a majorly annoying problem doing port forwarding with
> SSH.  Thanks to some creative Googling, I realized I had a weird entry in
> my hosts file.  What does this "::1" entry mean?
> #::1			localhost localhost.my.domain

It's an entry for IPv6, and it is commented out (not used).

::1 is the IP for localhost with IPv6, exactly the same as is
for v4.


> -Clint
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