nss-myhostname - glibc plugin for local system host name resolution

Property Value
Distribution ROSA 2014.1
Repository ROSA Main x86_64
Package filename nss-myhostname-0.3-2-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm
Package name nss-myhostname
Package version 0.3
Package release 2-rosa2014.1
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Category System/Base
Homepage http://0pointer.de/lennart/projects/nss-myhostname/
License LGPLv2+
Maintainer -
Download size 20.49 KB
Installed size 44.70 KB
nss-myhostname is a plugin for the GNU Name Service Switch (NSS)
functionality of the GNU C Library (glibc) providing host name
resolution for the locally configured system hostname as returned by
gethostname(2). Various software relies on an always resolvable local
host name. When using dynamic hostnames this is usually achieved by
patching /etc/hosts at the same time as changing the host name. This
however is not ideal since it requires a writable /etc file system and
is fragile because the file might be edited by the administrator at
the same time. nss-myhostname simply returns all locally configure
public IP addresses, or -- if none are configured -- the IPv4 address (wich is on the local loopback) and the IPv6 address ::1
(which is the local host) for whatever system hostname is configured
locally. Patching /etc/hosts is thus no longer necessary.


Package Version Architecture Repository
nss-myhostname-0.3-5-rosa2014.1.i586.rpm 0.3 i586 ROSA Main Updates
nss-myhostname-0.3-5-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm 0.3 x86_64 ROSA Main Updates
nss-myhostname-0.3-2-rosa2014.1.i586.rpm 0.3 i586 ROSA Main
nss-myhostname - - -


Name Value
glibc -
libc.so.6()(64bit) -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.14)(64bit) -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit) -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4)(64bit) -
sed -


Name Value
libnss_myhostname.so.2()(64bit) -
nss-myhostname == 0.3-2:2014.1


Type URL
Mirror mirror.rosalab.ru
Binary Package nss-myhostname-0.3-2-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm
Source Package nss-myhostname-0.3-2.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Enable ROSA Main repository on Install and Remove Software
  2. Update packages list:
    # urpmi.update -a
  3. Install nss-myhostname rpm package:
    # urpmi nss-myhostname




2014-06-27 - Alex Burmashev <alex.burmashev@rosalab.ru> 0.3-2
+ Revision: 2169e26
- MassBuild#440: Increase release tag

See Also

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