[Freedombox-discuss] Drop hostname setting from plinth?

Jonas Smedegaard 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.

 - Jonas

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