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Old 09-15-2008, 10:19 PM   #1
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ssh to local server - how to use hostname rather than IP


I searched for a bit for this one but couldn't find any answers.I have a centos 5.2 local server and I want to use putty to access it. However, I want to type MACHINE1 rather than 192.1.... in putty. Is this possible?

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Yes, but you need some way to resolve the domain to an IP address. If you're running a DNS server, you can check to make sure that the SSH server is resolvable that way. If you're not, just add an entry to the hosts file (/etc/hosts in Linux, C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts on winxp etc.) of the box you're running putty on.


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