On Sep 27, 2006, at 5:15 PM, Paul Lutus wrote:
> Do you mean it has an assigned address as well as being defined as  
> hostname?
> I ask because this address is normally entered into /etc/hosts as  
> well,
> unless of course DHCP is creating the assignment (different address  
> every
> time).

DHCP assignment from my firewall/router.

> By the way, the "::1  localhost" syntax is quite alien from a *nix
> perspective. Hard to say what it means.

::1 is the IPv6 loopback address.  Mac OS X has full support for IPv6.


Gary Wright