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Re: Quick networking question

Subject: Re: Quick networking question
by nbache on 2019/5/7 19:45:38

As far as I know, any host on the network can define another host in its hosts table using any hostname it likes. It acts as sort of a local "DNS" on that host.

And there is nothing forcing you to give a hostname when you hook up to the LAN - at least not when you use a fixed IP address, and I think also not with DHCP.

So (if I'm correct) it doesn't even necessarily make sense to ask for "the name all hosts call a particular machine".

Why do you need it?

Best regards,

Niels

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