libnss-myhostname

nss module providing fallback resolution for the current hostname

Description

This package contains a plugin for the Name Service Switch, providing host name resolution for the locally configured system hostname as returned by gethostname(2). It returns all locally configured public IP addresses or -- if none are configured, the IPv4 address 127.0.1.1 (which is on the local loopback) and the IPv6 address ::1 (which is the local host).

A lot of software relies on that the local host name is resolvable. This package provides an alternative to the fragile and error-prone manual editing of /etc/hosts.

Installing this package automatically adds myhostname to /etc/nsswitch.conf.

Upload more screenshots

Please help extend the collection of screenshots. Just make a screenshot and upload it here. You don't need to register or anything.

Upload a screenshot

Hint: upload an image here from your clipboard with Ctrl-V


Homepage

https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd


Install this software package

If the package is available for the distribution you are currently using on your computer then install the software by clicking on…

Install libnss-myhostname

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more