FAO: Barry Margolin
marc at carsplus.co.uk
Mon Nov 8 11:25:38 UTC 1999
That would explain a few "funnies" !
Don't I at least need one entry for their server to get the names of all the
other hosts ?
Or do I have to telnet using their IP address ?
OR, can I use my /etc/hosts file for the "first point of contact" name
translation for the remote sites ... ? ( in conjunction with DNS )
I WISH I knew more !
Barry Margolin <barmar at bbnplanet.com> wrote in message
news:lEJU3.16$u3.1118 at burlma1-snr2...
> In article <7vupnc$7ot$1 at soap.pipex.net>,
> Marc Redmile-Gordon <marc at carsplus.co.uk> wrote:
> >named.hosts contains all local hosts, and remote hosts in the same format
> > different network ip's though ) :
> Why do you have remote hosts in your named.hosts file? You should be
> looking up names remote domains by querying their servers.
> >hostname IN A IPaddress
> >I do not include the domain name here.
> For a remote host, does the entry look like:
> hostname.otherdomain.com IN A address
> All names in your named.hosts file will have your local domain appended to
> them, so that's equivalent to:
> hostname.otherdomain.com.yourdomain.com. IN A address
> You can't mix multiple domains in one zone file. For each domain that you
> want to host on your server, you need to create a separate zone file for
> the names in that domain, with corresponding entries in named.conf.
> Barry Margolin, barmar at bbnplanet.com
> GTE Internetworking, Powered by BBN, Burlington, MA
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