[TUHS] [COFF] Pondering the hosts file
gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Fri Mar 12 07:20:30 AEST 2021
Cross-posting to TUHS my original response to COFF.
On 3/11/21 11:02 AM, Clem Cole wrote:
> Grant, are you asking about a multi-homed host?
I had specifically elided multi-homing for simplicity.
> IIRC the original BSD code did the first hit and stop, when looking
> something up.
That's my understanding.
> What we sometimes did was give the host an alias : host-en for the
> ethernet and host-pro proteon HW.
If I understand what you're saying:
192.0.2.1 host.example.net host-en
198.51.100.1 host.example.net host-pro
> Host would be on both lines, so you wanted to make the first 'host'
> to be the default.
I guess I shouldn't elide multi-homing and instead address it directly.
Or at least clarify the paradigm.
Should a given host name appear on more than one entry / line in the
hosts file if it's only got one IP (other than 127.0.0.1 / ::1)?
Grant. . . .
unix || die
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