Warning: "Illegal" hostnames no longer work
David Baron <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> For ever, I was getting a bootup message that by hostname was illegal. After
> that, everything, I mean everything, worked with that hostname 100%
> As of the latest upgrades off Sid, the illegal hostname is no longer accepted
> by the system and there is then no hostname and many things do not like that
> at all.
> Edit /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts and reboot.
KDE has reportedly decided to honour an RFC's specifics. I suspect
you run KDE.
I can't find the url where I read about it. I don't use kde, btw.
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
(*) http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html Linux Counter #80292
- - http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1855.html Please, don't Cc: me.
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