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From: bakul at (Bakul Shah)
Subject: [COFF] Pondering the hosts file
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 13:21:43 -0800	[thread overview]
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On Mar 11, 2021, at 1:03 PM, Grant Taylor via COFF <coff at> wrote:
> On 3/11/21 10:29 AM, Steffen Nurpmeso wrote:
>> Address, "official name", aliases.
>> And as many as you want i'd say.  It is just that an alias might be hidden and never be found (if actually hidden).  This is at least how i interpreted it.
> Please clarify what you mean by "And as many as you want".
> Do you man as many /aliases/ and / or as many /entries/ (lines) in the file?

The FreeBSD man page I quoted from (prob. orig. from 4.2BSD or so) shows no such
restriction so you can have as many aliases as you wnat as and many entries as you
want. But an implementation may have its own limits.

And if you have non-unique names or addresses, be prepared for surprises.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-11 21:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-11 17:13 gtaylor
2021-03-11 17:29 ` steffen
2021-03-11 21:03   ` gtaylor
2021-03-11 21:21     ` bakul [this message]
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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