[CentOS] centos 6 vs 7

Tue Mar 31 17:25:50 UTC 2020
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On Tue, 31 Mar 2020 at 13:22, Divine Tanyingoh <dtanying at lakeheadu.ca>

> Issue: After installing vms on vmware, I noticed a difference in behavior
> between centos 6 vs 7. 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.
That sounds more like a questions for VMware forums than here.. something
in vmware is populating some sort of 'DNS' for you to do this. I don't know
of any change in EL6 and EL7 that would do this by itselfd.

> Thank you for your assistance.
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Stephen J Smoogen.