localhost or LAN addresses in /etc/hosts
cl at isbd.net
Tue Dec 16 00:30:10 UTC 2008
On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 01:57:50PM -0800, NoOp wrote:
> On 12/15/2008 11:50 AM, Chris G wrote:
> > My /etc/hosts now has:-
> > 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
> > 192.168.1.1 vigor 2820n
> > 192.168.1.4 home.isbd.net isbd 84-45-228-40.no-dns-yet.enta.net chris.isbd.net
> > 192.168.1.5 home
> > 192.168.1.6 maxine
> > 192.168.1.7 garage
> > ... plus more lines.
> > If I say 'host isbd' on the garage system see what happens:-
> > chris at garage:~$ host isbd
> > isbd has address 192.168.1.4
> > chris at garage:~$
> > The garage system has a default /etc/hosts, I've added nothing to it.
> > So it seems to me I'm getting exactly what I need, a DNS system that
> > gives me valid LAN addresses for local names.
> Question: what happens when the single machine with dnsmasq is
> down/off-line etc? Wouldn't you be better off putting the IP's in the
> /etc/hosts files of each machine (adjusted accordingly of course)?
Er, the same as happens when the router is down - not much! :-)
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