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RE: editfiles methodology question

From: David Masterson
Subject: RE: editfiles methodology question
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 14:47:14 -0800

Mark Burgess wrote:
>> Regarding short_hostname, on my system '/bin/hostname' returns the
>> FQDN. If I try using $(host), I just get the FQDN. Is that normal?
>> That's why I'm using my own variable.
> This is normal if you have fully qualified names returned by your
> hostname lookup, which is not something I recommend.

There is a discussion going on here about the merits of FQDN vs. simple
hostname.  Would you care to elaborate on your reasons for not recommending
FQDN in hostname lookup?

David Masterson
VMware, Inc.
Palo Alto, CA

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