[CentOS] Changing hostname?

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

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