Another WIFI Issue Involving WMP54G & /etc/hosts

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Sun Feb 10 21:25:05 UTC 2008

On Sun, 10 Feb 2008 12:59:22 -0800 (PST)
Leonard Chatagnier <lenc5570 at> wrote:

> You know, I've asked if there is a way to reestablish
> the /etc/host file to this list before and have never
> got a direct answer to the question.

For what it's worth, I don't use the new-fangled or whatever.
I just have localhost.localdomain localhost myhostname

Where "myhostname" is whatever you named your box,
in /etc/hosts at the top, with the usual IPV6 stuff left in at the bottom.

Seems to work just fine. Personally I can't see the point of the
additional IP, but no doubt there's some excellent reason for adding it.
Since it works the old way, and I had issues with the new way, I just
shrugged my shoulders and reverted it...

Just as an aside, Leonard - many people have tried to help you since you
joined the list. I think complaining about volunteer help is a bit rich,
don't you?


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