RE: Ruleset Approach for Quad NIC

2000-06-16 15:37:29
Subject: RE: Ruleset Approach for Quad NIC
From: Ken Garst <Ken.Garst AT kp DOT org>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: 16 Jun 2000 12:37:29 -0700

Excellant Ray. I'm trying to think where resolving all 4 ip addresses to one
host name would cause trouble. What is the 'loadhosts' command ? 

To be precise, on an AIX host (or any other Unix host), the ipaddr label, 
hostname and uname can all be different.  On a standalone AIX host with a 
single NIC, the ipaddrlabel=hostname=uname almost always.  On a multihomed 
host, i.e. multiple NICs, the ipaddrlabels must be different.

DNS and /etc/hosts resolve ipaddrs to ipaddrlabels, not to "hostname" or 
"uname" regardless of the sloppy terminology in DNS and/or TCP/IP manuals.  
Therefore DNS will NOT resolve 4 ipaddrs with 4 separate ipaddrlabels to ANY 

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