next gen h2n

Lars Hecking lhecking at
Tue Mar 14 01:06:48 UTC 2000

> You apparently misread what I wrote. I characterized as "broken" software

 Sorry for the misunderstanding, then.

> which *requires* a hosts file, i.e. goes directly to the hosts file to do
> lookups instead of using the default resolver configuration of the machine.
> I never said hosts files were "broken" _per_se_, although their practicality
> is IMO quite limited (see below).
> >  Care to share your decades of sysadmin experience with us?
> In my first decade of sysadmin experience I demonstrated, among other things,
> that hosts files are not economically viable in an enterprise with more than a
> few dozen networked entities. Been there, done that, switched to DNS, never
> looked back. And I haven't seen anything so far in the second decade that's
> likely to change that assessment...

 I'm fully with you on that.

> P.S. If you're going to taunt me, at least try to be original, won't you?
> Little Jimmy Keegan (of alt.flame fame) was calling me a "junior sysadmin" 6
> or 7 years ago.

 I suppose I have seen just too many ppl with "Senior Unix Admin" in
 their .sig asking really stoopid questions ...

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