Re: [PATCH RESEND] uts: Set default hostname to "localhost", ratherthan "(none)"

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Mon Apr 11 2011 - 11:18:38 EST

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 8:02 AM, Stephen Hemminger
<shemminger@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> It makes sense but this behavior has existed so long in Linux
> that some distro might actually be depending on it.

Yes. Also, quite frankly, I do _not_ think that "localhost" is in any
way a more correct hostname.

I'd rather have an obviously invalid hostname for a machine that
hasn't been set up correctly than one that might work by random

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