applications using DBus no longer working all of a sudden? Check your /etc/hosts!

Dave Horsfall dave at
Sat Oct 4 14:03:10 PDT 2014

On Sat, 4 Oct 2014, Clemens Lang wrote:

> > [...] but the address of a highly available open DNS server like 
> > should do the trick just as well.
> I'd suggest using an address in 127./8 with the exception of 
> instead. The whole 127./8 is reserved for loopback use.

Folks, NEVER make up your own IP address!  You may not notice the impact, 
but others will.

FWIW, belongs to Level 3 (the whole 8/8 does, in fact), in turn 
assigned to Google (8.8.8/24).

The RFC1918 addresses are there for a reason...

-- Dave

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