How network manager is resolving localhost without /etc/hosts

Shashwat Kumar shashwatkmr.001 at
Mon Dec 28 21:57:54 UTC 2015

>> As interesting as the discussion about how localhost gets resolved might
> get, I really think you need to step back and tell us what exactly are you
> trying to achieve here..

 I got stuck in some other problem where NM was not reading from
/etc/hosts. I wondered that since it wasn't reading hosts file, then how
localhost was still working. Then I found it interesting to find out how
actually localhost was getting resolved. There is not any techical issue
thats obstructing me. Its just for learning purpose.
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