Question about the /etc/hosts file

L33T Networks fbsdhelp at
Tue Apr 10 20:48:17 UTC 2007

What is the second line with, and the hostname ends in a
period? I've never seen this in a host file previous to FBSD v.6.

apollo# cat /etc/hosts
#::1           localhost      localhost   apollo  

Is this something that's required for other IP addresses that will be added
to the hosts file in the future?

Thanks in advance!


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