Question about the /etc/hosts file
derek at computinginnovations.com
Tue Apr 10 20:53:54 UTC 2007
At 03:48 PM 4/10/2007, L33T Networks wrote:
>What is the second line with 10.20.30.199, 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.mydomain.com localhost
>127.0.0.1 localhost.mydomain.com localhost
>10.20.30.199 apollo.mydomain.com apollo
>Is this something that's required for other IP addresses that will be added
>to the hosts file in the future?
Names ending in a dot represent the fully qualified domain name. You do it
all on one line but it gets too long to easily see and edit.
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