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Old 10-03-2003, 08:03 AM   #1
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"hosts" file setup question - for a unit with no dns entry

What should the listing in the "hosts" file be, for a unit that does NOT have a dns entry

what I mean is this: fullyqualified-domain-name-that-does-not-exist shortname

Ok - this machine does NOT have a dns entry (and none is needed), so for the "fullyqualified domain-name" what should I enter ?

The IP address again ? or the shortname ? The unit (that I want to refer to) is not available on the web (no public services of any kind), just a lan


Last edited by linxtc; 10-03-2003 at 08:04 AM.
Old 10-03-2003, 08:05 AM   #2
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Well make the domain whatever you like followed by .home

Like iwouldreallylovethisdomain.home


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