[Freedombox-discuss] Drop hostname setting from plinth?
dr at jones.dk
Tue Oct 1 20:11:32 UTC 2013
Quoting Petter Reinholdtsen (2013-10-01 21:40:52)
> It occured to me while working on the plinth web interface, that I do
> not really understand why we ask the user to update the local hostname
> on the freedombox installation. The name isn't used for anything, and
> is unlikely to match a public DNS name for the host, making the name
> close to useless.
> Perhaps we should just reduce the congnitive strain in plinth a bit
> and remove that option from the firstboot and system menu? Anyone
> remember why that code is present in plinth?
That sounds like something internal to Plinth - I don't recall such
discussion ever occuring on this list, at least.
I can imagine a potential need for a fixed domain e.g. for TLS, but that
should ideally be driven only by such need (when/if it emerge - no need
for arguing now that DNS is evil!), not by middleware like Plinth.
In short: I agree.
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