Excerpts from Robert Young's message of vie oct 28 04:11:57 -0300 2011:
> I am just wondering, why "localhost" entry in /etc/hosts is editable
> and why 127.0.0.1 not fixed with loopback interface?
> should you agree with that we should submit a patch to kernel to
> resolve "localhost" to 127.0.0.1 statically need no entry in
> /etc/hosts and loopback interface bind to 127.0.0.1 not changeable?
> If your answer is NO.
Maybe you can define localhost as an IPv6 address.
> Why you give me this option to configure /etc/hosts or loopback
> interface as well as deprive my option which hostname or IP for
> statistics_collector to listen on?
> Why operating system designed flexible and database system wrote in hard-coding?
Are you solving a real problem here?
Álvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
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