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Re: Hosts file



On Sat, 2007-10-13 at 06:58 +0930, Tim wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 15:59 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > DNS rewriting the hosts file is just plain screwy. In my mind there is
> > something very wrong with the DNS server. 
> 
> DHCP changing the hosts file, not DNS...  The DHCP server can specify
> quite a few things to change, some on your computer, some on the local
> DNS server (to add your computer to the records).
> 
> Why?  I'm glad you asked!  DHCP is useful for when person A takes their
> computer B to network C today, then goes home and plugs it into network
> D, and takes it with them to the hotel network E, all of which have
> wildly different parameters, and needs change to all manner of things:
> 
> Your DNS servers.
> Your IP address.
> Your hostname.
> Your gateway address.
> Other server addresses...
You are right . I meant DHCP not DNS. But I still see no reason for DHCP
to change your hosts file. hostname yes but the machine names in the
hosts file are used for outbound traffic and should not be changed.



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