Question about the /etc/hosts file

L33T Networks fbsdhelp at
Wed Apr 11 03:10:00 UTC 2007

Preceisely ... That would indicate that the PQDN when fully qualified would
appear as: being the domain listed in the resolv.conf file

On 4/10/07 5:54 PM, "RW" <fbsd06 at> wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Apr 2007 15:52:43 -0500
> Derek Ragona <derek at> wrote:
>> At 03:48 PM 4/10/2007, L33T Networks wrote:
>>> 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?
>> 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.
> But that doesn't explain why appears as both a
> FQDN and a PQDN
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