From: clemc at ccc.com (Clem Cole)
Subject: [COFF] Pondering the hosts file
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 13:02:22 -0500 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAC20D2NgRziycz+25N3NfM1Q49dBz0Owzx+xOn3J2+dYcihrNQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
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Grant, are you asking about a multi-homed host?
IIRC the original BSD code did the first hit and stop, when looking
something up. What we sometimes did was give the host an alias : host-en
for the ethernet and host-pro proteon HW. Host would be on both lines, so
you wanted to make the first 'host' to be the default.
On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 12:13 PM Grant Taylor via COFF <coff at minnie.tuhs.org>
> 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:
> 192.0.2.1 host.example.net host
> 127.0.0.1 localhost host.example.net host
> Grant. . . .
> unix || die
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> COFF at minnie.tuhs.org
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2021-03-11 21:21 ` bakul
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2021-03-11 17:40 ` [COFF] [TUHS] " bakul
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2021-03-11 18:21 ` jaapna
2021-03-11 18:21 ` beebe
2021-03-11 18:27 ` henry.r.bent
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2021-03-11 18:02 ` clemc [this message]
2021-03-11 21:08 ` [COFF] " gtaylor
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