Why do do we recommend against putting FQDN into /etc/sysconfig/network?

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jun 22 12:23:57 PDT 2004

I have had no problems putting my full hostnames into 
/etc/sysconfig/network (to be provided to the "hostname" command), and 
in fact doing so removes the need to put "search" lines into 
/etc/resolv.conf for the host's domain name, as the resolver library 
will automatically search in the domain the host is in for unqualified 

Do we have actual evidence that setting 
HOSTNAME=fully.qualified.domain.name causes problems? If not, I'd like 
to suggest changing the text that warns against it.

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