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From: gtaylor at (Grant Taylor)
Subject: [COFF] Pondering the hosts file
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 10:13:50 -0700	[thread overview]
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I'm not sure where this message best fits; TUHS, COFF, or Internet 
History, so please forgive me if this list is not the best location.

I'm discussing the hosts file with someone and was wondering if there's 
any historical documentation around it's format and what should and 
should not be entered in the file.

I've read the current man page on Gentoo Linux, but suspect that it's 
far from authoritative.  I'm hoping that someone can point me to 
something more authoritative to the hosts file's format, guidelines 
around entering data, and how it's supposed to function.

A couple of sticking points in the other discussion revolve around how 
many entries a host is supposed to have in the hosts file and any 
ramifications for having a host appear as an alias on multiple lines / 
entries.  To whit, how correct / incorrect is the following:	host	localhost	host

Grant. . . .
unix || die

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             reply	other threads:[~2021-03-11 17:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-11 17:13 gtaylor [this message]
2021-03-11 17:29 ` steffen
2021-03-11 21:03   ` gtaylor
2021-03-11 21:21     ` bakul
2021-03-11 21:29     ` steffen
2021-03-11 17:40 ` [COFF] [TUHS] " bakul
2021-03-11 18:08   ` imp
2021-03-11 18:12     ` clemc
2021-03-11 18:21       ` jaapna
2021-03-11 18:21       ` beebe
2021-03-11 18:27       ` henry.r.bent
2021-03-11 18:18     ` henry.r.bent
2021-03-11 18:02 ` [COFF] " clemc
2021-03-11 21:08   ` gtaylor

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