[CentOS] Changing hostname?

Marcus Moeller mm at gcug.de
Sat Sep 13 17:21:30 UTC 2008


Good Evening.

> Hit that nail on the head and exactly what I was describing.
>
> Thing is, why does upstream and/or other distros do that?
>
> What is the reasoning?

The reason for setting a hostname on loopback is simple. Major
distributions want to brand their installs even if the box has not
network interface configured.

Best Regards
Marcus


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