On Tue, 2005-04-19 15:43:54 -0700, Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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.

That's not entirely correct. Actually, basically all machines
(administered by a number of people) only have the real hostname in
/etc/hostname and a domain entry 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..

Maybe these two do it that way. I just checked a recently installed
Debian box--they to it the way I'm used to^W^W^WMartin describes it.


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