/etc/hosts rewriting problem

Martin Meredith martin at sourceguru.net
Mon Jun 6 00:46:16 UTC 2005


What's the output of ls -la /etc/hosts ??

Pablo Wolter wrote:
> Martin Meredith wrote:
> 
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>>Pablo Wolter wrote:
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>>
>>>Hi,
>>>
>>>I use my laptop in home and office. For office I add manually a lot of
>>>hosts under /etc/hosts as any linux/unix user use to do. But when I came
>>>to home and click the icon of Network Connection in the right upper
>>>corner of the screen and select the "home" location my /etc/hosts file
>>>is empty and only showing the IP address of the hosts tab.
>>>
>>>Can anyone teel me WHY in Ubuntu this strange behavior is ocurring? As
>>>far as I know, /etc/hosts file should be only writable by root and NOT
>>>by any user. There are other "security" problems like this enabled by
>>>default in ubuntu that one should be aware of it?
>>>
>>>Thanks in advance.
>>>
>>>Pablo.
>>>
>>>   
>>>
>>
>>Are you sure you're writing it propely, if you dont edit it as root, it
>>may not be saving it when you think it is. I've done this plenty of
>>times (still do sometimes and it confuses me :D)	
>>
>>
>> 
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> 
> That's the funny part....I'm doing it as root and EVERY time I change
> the location from Network Connection my /etc/hosts file is re writed.....
> 





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