"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:
>> 127.0.0.1 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 169.254.0.0/16.
c) examples in documentation should use 192.0.2.0/24.
just my 2EURct
Bjoern A. Zeeb bzeeb at Zabbadoz dot NeT
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