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I often need to use aliases for localhost (127.0.0.1) for my development work of websites, such that I can access them locally while routed via apaches virtual host concept.

In the past I have always amended the /etc/hosts file and added my aliases there.

However, I have noticed after the install to Maverick that the /etc/hosts file is overwritten in the process of upgrading.

How can I make my aliases permanent? Is there a better place to put them (I do not really want to run a full blown local DNS server, if I can avoid it).

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This seems to be a bug in network-manager. See #659872 (Aliases in /etc/hosts overwritten).

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