cant ping external website

Mark Haney mhaney at
Thu Sep 25 18:50:22 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:

> Actually, I believe it was originally a Debian issue from 2004/05:
> Added info:

It looks to me like it's a recent Debian issue.  I've yet to see that 
problem on the other distros I use.  (Gentoo and Fedora primarily). 
Sounds like an issue particular issue with Debian based distros.

Even in those posts, it's asked if adding hostname is 'standard' being 
tacked onto

I still stand by my original posts.  I fail to see the point (barring 
something Debian related) in doing things this way, but if that's what 
the Ubuntu folks want to do, then have fun with it.

As I said before, back in the day doing this was considered taboo.  I 
still think having the hostname like that is unnecessary and can create 
no end of confusion for n00bs having network trouble.  But that's just me.

Libenter homines id quod volunt credunt -- Caius Julius Caesar

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