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Wed Feb 8 21:46:41 2012 UTC (8 years, 1 month ago) by tetromino
Branch: MAIN
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New ebuild for an nss module that ensures the system's hostname is always resolvable.

(Portage version: 2.2.0_alpha84/cvs/Linux x86_64)

1 tetromino 1.1 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
2     <!DOCTYPE pkgmetadata SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/metadata.dtd">
3     <pkgmetadata>
4     <herd>freedesktop</herd>
5     <longdescription lang="en">
6     nss-myhostname is a plugin for the GNU Name Service Switch (NSS) functionality
7     of the GNU C Library (glibc) providing host name resolution for the locally
8     configured system hostname as returned by gethostname(2). Various software
9     relies on an always resolvable local host name. When using dynamic hostnames
10     this is usually achieved by patching /etc/hosts at the same time as changing
11     the host name. This however is not ideal since it requires a writable /etc
12     file system and is fragile because the file might be edited by the
13     administrator at the same time. nss-myhostname simply returns all locally
14     configure public IP addresses, or -- if none are configured -- the IPv4
15     address 127.0.0.2 (wich is on the local loopback) and the IPv6 address ::1
16     (which is the local host) for whatever system hostname is configured locally.
17     Patching /etc/hosts is thus no longer necessary.
18     </longdescription>
19     </pkgmetadata>

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