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  1. Funtoo Linux
  2. FL-4676

Repeating entries in /etc/hosts file

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Expected Behavior
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
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      Description

      The aliases line entries in the /etc/conf.d/hostname file are copied multiple times into the /etc/hosts file when the service hostname is restartet. Example:

      /etc/conf.d/hostname

       

      # Set to the fully qualified domain name (e.g. "mybox.example.com") of this
      # machine, if it has one, otherwise set to the machine name (e.g. "mybox").
      # This hostname will be automatically added to /etc/hosts for the 127.0.0.1 and
      # ::1 addresses.
      
      # Set to the hostname of this machine
      hostname="farout"
      
      # If your local system has other aliases for your local interfaces, you can
      # add them here. These will also be added to /etc/hosts for 127.0.0.1 and ::1:
      # Add aliases for other hosts to /etc/hosts directly. The networking scripts
      # automatically generate the localhost lines only.
      aliases=" 192.168.0.1       router"
      
      # Set to the NIS domain name of this machine, if it has one, otherwise leave
      # commented out.
      
      #nisdomainname="localdomain.com"
      

      /etc/hosts before restart:

       

       

      # Local Host Database
      #
      # This AUTOMATICALLY-GENERATED file describes a number of aliases-to-address
      # mappings for the local hosts that share this file.
      #
      # In the presence of the domain name service or NIS, this file may not be
      # consulted at all; see /etc/host.conf for the resolution order.
      #
      # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND; YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
      #
      

      Then we restart the hostname service with rc-service hostname restart results in /etc/hosts looking like this:

       

      # Local Host Database
      #
      # This AUTOMATICALLY-GENERATED file describes a number of aliases-to-address
      # mappings for the local hosts that share this file.
      #
      # In the presence of the domain name service or NIS, this file may not be
      # consulted at all; see /etc/host.conf for the resolution order.
      #
      # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND; YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
      #
      127.0.0.1	farout localhost localhost.localdomain  192.168.0.1       router
      ::1		farout localhost localhost.localdomain  192.168.0.1       router
      

      Having multiple entries in the alias line like:

      # Set to the fully qualified domain name (e.g. "mybox.example.com") of this
      # machine, if it has one, otherwise set to the machine name (e.g. "mybox").
      # This hostname will be automatically added to /etc/hosts for the 127.0.0.1 and
      # ::1 addresses.
      
      # Set to the hostname of this machine
      hostname="farout"
      
      # If your local system has other aliases for your local interfaces, you can
      # add them here. These will also be added to /etc/hosts for 127.0.0.1 and ::1:
      # Add aliases for other hosts to /etc/hosts directly. The networking scripts
      # automatically generate the localhost lines only.
      aliases=" 192.168.0.1       router
      192.168.0.11      farout myadmin pf www local jardin
      192.168.0.12      nas
      192.168.0.17      epson"
      
      # Set to the NIS domain name of this machine, if it has one, otherwise leave
      # commented out.
      
      #nisdomainname="localdomain.com"
      

      leads to a multiplication of entries in the /etc/hosts file after a few restarts of hostname.

      Using openrc-0.35.0_beta1 and net-tools-1.60_p20161110235919

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            • Assignee:
              drobbins drobbins
              Reporter:
              jhan jhan
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