Unix: Why is Hosts file NOT case-sensitive?
Posted on 2007-11-21
I have a question that's bugging me!
Does anyone know why the /etc/hosts file on a Unix system is NOT case-sensitive?
As we all know, Unix systems are case-sensitive, so I wonder how this slipped through the net!
The reason I ask, is because it's actually causing me some hassle as the hosts file on one of my Network Management Systems is used in an import script for use by another system - The applications ARE case-sensitive this mis-match, means I have a bug to fix!
Any explanation of this would be interesting, because it just seems wierd to me!
Many thanks for any insight on this