[CentOS] centos 6 vs 7

Thu Apr 2 03:26:12 UTC 2020
Mark Milhollan <mlm at pixelgate.net>

On Tue, 31 Mar 2020, Divine Tanyingoh wrote:

>On centos 6 I cannot ping the hostname and get a
>reply without first resolving in the /etc/hosts file by adding a new entry:
>  server1.example.com.
>But for centos 7 I am able to ping the hostname and get a reply even when I
>have not made any changes to the /etc/hosts file. Why is there this
>difference between centos 6 vs 7.

Sounds like mDNS/Avahi is not being used/referenced on/by 6.