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Re: Examples of local-host-entries or hosts-service-type?

From: Bruno Victal
Subject: Re: Examples of local-host-entries or hosts-service-type?
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2023 14:00:20 +0000
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On 2023-03-02 08:47, Remco van 't Veer wrote:
> I not sure all applications will react well to having multiple entries
> for the same IP-address.


> From the hosts(5) manpage:
>> This file is a simple text file that associates IP addresses with
>> hostnames, one line per IP address.

It doesn't state that the IP addresses must be unique.

Were that the case then blacklists such as 
which employ the hosts file method would be broken.
AFAIK this method has around for a long time, I don't see this behavior 
changing anytime soon
even if it turned out to be "against spec".


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