localhost or LAN addresses in /etc/hosts

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Tue Dec 16 15:47:11 UTC 2008

Rashkae wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 08:50:54AM -0500, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>>> NoOp wrote:
>>>> For others that advocate DHCP on a small local network:
>>>> The advantages of static IP's in a small local network are even more
>>>> evident when you use VPN's, VNC, or a central printer - particularly if
>>>> you use IPP to connect to the printer.
>>> I don't suppose the network-manager bugs have been fixed yet, have they? 
>>> On my machine after upgrading to 8.10 I could no longer use a static IP!
>>> THAT is a PITA!
>> It worked for me, I think I had to 'persuade' network-manager a bit
>> but it made it in the end.
> The easiest way to persuade network manager is about anything is to
> uninstall it.

I'm sure there are various ways to do it, but what is the best practice 
for configuring the network after that? Just editing the /etc files by hand?

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