Re: remove localhost from /etc/hosts??

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On 01/21/2010 04:09 PM, Neal Becker wrote:
> Installing gridengine seems to fail with:
> Starting qmaster installation!
> Hostname: nbecker6
> Aliases:  localhost.localdomain localhost 
> Host Address(es): 127.0.0.1 
>
>
> The current hostname is resolved as follows:
>
> Hostname: nbecker6
> Aliases:  localhost.localdomain localhost 
> Host Address(es): 127.0.0.1 
>
> It is not supported for a Grid Engine installation that the local hostname
> contains the hostname "localhost" and/or the IP address "127.0.x.x" of the
> loopback interface.
> The "localhost" hostname should be reserved for the loopback interface
> ("127.0.0.1") and the real hostname should be assigned to one of the
> physical or logical network interfaces of this machine.
>
> Installation failed.
>
> /etc/hosts says:
> # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
> # that require network functionality will fail.
> 127.0.0.1	nbecker6	localhost.localdomain	localhost
> ::1		localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6
>
> What's the deal here?  I thought that removing localhost would, as the 
> comment in /etc/hosts says, cause lots of problems with various 
> applications.
>
>   

It wants you to separate it into:
127.0.0.1    localhost...
192.168....  nbecker6


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