Re: [Networker] Networker DNS/hosts file

2012-01-25 07:05:51
Subject: Re: [Networker] Networker DNS/hosts file
From: Francis Swasey <Frank.Swasey AT UVM DOT EDU>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 07:04:55 -0500
On 1/25/12 12:42 AM, Tim Kimball wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Backup Admin [mailto:bkupadm AT GMAIL DOT COM] 
> Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 6:41 PM
> Subject: Networker DNS/hosts file
> I have a Networker client that's not in DNS but have the Networker servers,
> storage node, etc. in the loal hosts file, will this work or does it still
> need DNS entries, it's a W2K8 client.

> Yes, this works great.
> Just make sure the client is also in the hosts file of the NW Server and any 
> Storage Nodes it may re-direct to.

Are you certain the client has to be in the /etc/hosts on the storage nodes?  I 
question that
because my understanding and experience is that unless you are going to be 
issuing commands
(mminfo, nsradmin, ping, etc) from the storage node, that it doesn't care about 
anything beyond
connectivity to the client in question.   That is (to over simplify), the NW 
server is the
brain and the storage nodes are the mindless servants who open up the port 
requested and accept
the traffic that flows on it.

Frank Swasey                    |
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