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[20.09] doc: Document a workaround for using an FQDN as hostname #100166

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Motivation for this change

backport of #100151

Since #76542 this workaround is required to use a FQDN as hostname. See
#94011 and #94022 for the related discussion. Due to some
potential/unresolved issues (legacy software, backward compatibility,
etc.) we're documenting this workaround 0.

(cherry picked from commit 4a600af)

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Since #76542 this workaround is required to use a FQDN as hostname. See
#94011 and #94022 for the related discussion. Due to some
potential/unresolved issues (legacy software, backward compatibility,
etc.) we're documenting this workaround [0].

[0]: #94011 (comment)

(cherry picked from commit 4a600af)
@primeos primeos changed the title doc: Document a workaround for using an FQDN as hostname [20.09] doc: Document a workaround for using an FQDN as hostname Oct 11, 2020
@primeos primeos merged commit 5cd8cea into NixOS:release-20.09 Oct 11, 2020
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