"Chatty" config files in /etc

Bjoern A. Zeeb bzeeb-lists at lists.zabbadoz.net
Thu Aug 31 19:50:13 UTC 2006

On Thu, 31 Aug 2006, David O'Brien wrote:

> 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.

a) I don't consider RFC 1918 addresses "useful" these days.
    9 of 10 people that I had come to the last years using
    those addresses did not know why and what and anyway.
b) we should really consider
c) examples in documentation should use

just my 2EURct

Bjoern A. Zeeb				bzeeb at Zabbadoz dot NeT

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