Ch 7 /etc/hosts

Robert Larsen robert at
Sat Nov 9 09:50:47 PST 2002

chris.danx wrote:

> Hi,
> I don't know what to do for the /etc/hosts file.  The system has a NIC 
> card connected to a cable modem, from which my ISP leases me an IP for 
> an 8 or 12 hour period.  The IP is pretty much static but might change 
> at some point in the future.  What do I put?
> There are no webservers or anything else running on this machine, just 
> a cable modem for net access.
> Cheers,
> Danx

[robert at codemachine robert]$ cat /etc/hosts    localhost.localdomain    localhost     codemachine points back to the 'lo' device so just put whatever you call your machine.


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