in /etc/hosts, why?

Gerald Dachs ubuntu at dachsweb.de
Fri Aug 10 09:03:02 UTC 2007

Quoting Casey Stamper <casey.stamper at gmail.com>:

> I will admit my ignorance as to why that entry is in there but I DO
> know that if you add mycomputer.mydomain mycomputer to the first line
> as well, your name resolution speed increases and DNS lookups are much
> faster.

Yes, I have read this too when I searched for a reason for this IP.
This makes it even more questionable. Is this a bug?
I have seen this only in Ubuntu and I have seen many Linux and Unix  


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