On Tue, 2005-04-19 at 15:43 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Apr 2005, Martin Schlemmer wrote:
> > 
> > Correct me if I am wrong, but the right way to do this is to set the
> > hostname to just that - the hostname, and add 'domain foo.com'
> > to /etc/resolv.conf. 
> I'll correct you.
> The fact is, that's not what people do. Not me, not kernel.org, not _any_
> of the machines I've got access to. They put the fully qualified name in 
> the hostname, and just do "search foo.com" in /etc/resolv.conf.
> So clearly, expecting that people work the way you claim is being
> extremely optimistic. I'm sure some people do that too, but I suspect I'm
> in the majority. Both Fedora Core and YellowDog act the way I described, 
> not the way you do..

The interesting bit you snipped was the part where you said you do not
know how to get dnsdomainname to work properly, and that I answered.
Why this other crap about how 90% of the world does it?

PS: If you have later tools, setting hostname to the FQDN and then still
adding 'domain' to resolv.conf seems to do the right thing, although it
did not some time back (and was why I said the bit about hostname only
containing the hostname, else you got something like 'hostname -f'
returning 'www1.foo.com.foo.com) ...

Martin Schlemmer

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