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[Java SE] Does InetAddress.getLocalHost Require Access to /etc/hosts? (Doc ID 2327419.1)

Last updated on MARCH 02, 2019

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 8 to 9
Generic Linux
Generic UNIX

Goal

Is read access to the /etc/hosts file on a Linux or Unix system needed by the InetAddress.getLocalHost() method?
 

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