next gen h2n

Jim Reid jim at
Sun Mar 12 21:10:45 UTC 2000

>>>>> "Lars" == Lars Hecking <lhecking at> writes:

    Lars>  There's nothing intrinsically "broken" with hosts files.

This must qualify as one of the silliest statements that I have ever
seen. Have you ever tried to keep this file consistent across a
non-trivial (say 100) number of systems? What if some of them are not
under your administrative control? Try keeping the same /etc/hosts
file on every box on a university campus for instance..... And the EE
department doesn't want to get the CS department logs in their local
syslog server, loghost. And vice-versa. Likewise for WWW, mail, NFS,
news, etc, etc. Or if some software install utility adds names to the
file for the thing it's just installed on someone's personal

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