Re: cant ping external website

Mark Haney wrote:

Server configurations would hardly be likely to need it, would they?

If servers wouldn't need it, why would /any/ system need it? Can
someone tell me that?

OK, I phrased that badly :-)

Production servers likely have no need for multiple host names on the
loopback interface.

My development server, as I mentioned, has all of my various web projects
with a separate IP on the loopback adapter, so that apache can see them as
different virtual hosts:

$ grep 127 /etc/hosts localhost bella nagisa plonevdc nagisa2

but strictly you're right - it's only a server that could take advantage of

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