I noticed that when I installed Solaris 2.5, both on Sparc
and x86, the nodename gets automatically set to the
(This may have been the case for Solaris 2.4, I suppose, but
I don't know because I never allowed the hostname to be
determined automatically at installation time)
Traditionally, the nodename of the machine is only a single
name and programs are expected to get the FQDN by calling
or, using BSD compatibility interfaces,
I figure having the FQDN there is probably a good idea, IMHO,
especially since there is broken software which does _not_
do the above to get the FQDN, but I wonder about it because
I've never seen any other machine configured that way. Even
Sun's engineers' own machine isn't that way (in.telnetd
reports uname -n directly)
Trying 188.8.131.52 ...
Connected to playground.sun.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
UNIX(r) System V Release 4.0 (playground)
When you telnet to Iodine.Mlink.NET, my telnetd tells you
What are the recommended contents of /etc/nodename (which
determines uname -n, /usr/ucb/hostname, etc..)?