in /etc/hosts, why?

Casey Stamper casey.stamper at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 09:14:49 UTC 2007

On 8/10/07, Gerald Dachs <ubuntu at dachsweb.de> wrote:
> 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
> installations.
> Gerald
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I've actually implemented this in Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE and
Mandriva and while I don't really *notice* any speedup, It didn't slow
it down either.

Casey Stamper

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