localhost or LAN addresses in /etc/hosts

H.S. hs.samix at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 15:38:54 UTC 2008

Chris G wrote:

> machine in them would break anything.  If I do that then dnsmasq
> provides all I need on the local network with *very simple*
> configuration.  To me it seems much simpler to do things this way than
> other approaches that have been suggested here, it may not be for
> everyone but that's not really the issue.

I agree. I have a home network of at least 5 machines. With other
machines, it can be up to 8 or 10. I used to have the configurations in
/etc/hosts files, but since switching to dnsmasq (yup, you need the
dnsmasq machine up all the time, as I do since I am also running some
servers), it have found it to be easiest method because I have realized
I need some flexibility. Others' MMV.



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