LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-20-2004, 03:37 AM   #1
verstapp
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: canberra australia
Distribution: Suse 9.0
Posts: 44

Rep: Reputation: 15
linux.local


I have the line

127.0.0.2 , linux.local, linux

in my /etc/hosts file.
I know nothing about it, I didn't put it there, SuSE 9.0 install did.
However some people have occasionally got bounces when emailing me and told me that it is the linux.local part that is a no-no and that it should be replaced by something else. They didn't, however, tell me what to replace it with. Its a stand-alone machine with a DSL connection
Any ideas?
 
Old 06-20-2004, 04:37 AM   #2
nukkel
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Hardened gentoo
Posts: 323

Rep: Reputation: 30
Normally only a line "127.0.0.1 localhost" should do it; other addresses should be taken care of by your ISP's DNS server.

Cheers
nukkel
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Setup local machine to allow lan machines to retrieve its local user mail. Brian1 Linux - Networking 3 03-30-2006 06:04 AM
Local webserver -- How to deny all client install their local web server--Please help b:z Linux - Networking 13 04-16-2005 08:11 PM
linux.local? atomic ski Linux - Newbie 1 10-10-2004 12:33 AM
Cannot resolve local addresses on local network danielgrenyer Linux - Networking 6 01-14-2004 12:03 PM
local linux lock? nocturnal Linux - General 3 10-08-2003 12:44 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration