"Chatty" config files in /etc

David O'Brien obrien at FreeBSD.org
Thu Aug 31 17:25:59 UTC 2006

On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 01:53:52PM +0400, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> additional read(2) syscalls and parsing.  I'd replace the
> default /etc/hosts with:
>	localhost
> ::1		localhost

Noting the RFC 1918 addresses in the default /etc/hosts is *very* useful.
If we (part of the Inetnet community) wants to encourage proper IP use,
we shouldn't hide this information in an obscure, seldom (?never?)
visited directory.

-- David  (obrien at FreeBSD.org)

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