Is there a known fix (other than upgrading from 5.1) to fix
/etc/hosts from being replaced on reboot?
I discovered this behavior when running HP's Server Automation tools. HPSA sets-up a variety of local aliases for itself to use for different components to communicate wit each other.
However, after reboot, the hosts files is reverted to a quasi-plain-vanilla version: all lines above the entry for
localhost are removed. Manually re-adding those needed lines below the entries for
localhost works, but is non-ideal.
Is there a fix for this behavior?
I do realize that RHEL 5u1 is not officially supported for HPSA 7.8, but the hosts file resetting is not good for a variety of other reasons, too.