Please, intarwebs, please. Tell me that I’m not the only person in the world who, while logged in as root on a Unix based box, has tried to look up the fully qualified domain name of an IP address and ended up changing the hostname of the box. “host” vs “hostname” is a pretty insidious thing. I might have to start aliasing “hostname” to “host” just to keep this from happening.

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