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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi. 1) I'm not sure which IP address to use when I list my machine name in /etc/hosts, particularly after reading: Quote: By the w]ay, Arnt Gulbrandsen <agulbra@nvg.unit.no> says that 127.0.0.1 # should NEVER be named with the name of the machine. It causes problems # for some (stupid) programs, irc and reputedly talk. :^) Here's what I have now: Code: root@eagleswing:~# hostname eagleswing root@eagleswing:~# cat /etc/HOSTNAME eagleswing.5binc root@eagleswing:~# cat /et (HowTos)