#12503 NORM Future : Add localhost IPv6 alias

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#12503: Add localhost IPv6 alias
 Reporter:  dsd     |                 Owner:  dsd           
     Type:  defect  |                Status:  new           
 Priority:  normal  |             Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  distro  |               Version:  not specified 
 Keywords:          |           Next_action:  never set     
 Verified:  0       |   Deployment_affected:                
Blockedby:          |              Blocking:                
 Modern distros like Fedora 18 and Debian Wheezy have an entry for ::1 as
 localhost in /etc/hosts. We currently don't, but should standardise.

 This was a half-cause of #12479.

 However, IPv6-enhancing us in this way might be a bit risky and subject us
 to some strange behaviour as described in
 https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Networking/NameResolution/ADDRCONFIG - so
 we might want to wait for
 https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/FixNetworkNameResolution to settle
 first, or at least be aware of it.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/12503>
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