[Dnsmasq-discuss] multiple host names?
simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Fri Sep 19 18:14:45 BST 2008
AJ Weber wrote:
> Can we make it a low-priority FR? Would seem straight DNS can
> effectively do it, as can an /etc/hosts file. Some kind of "alias"
> feature for hosts?
Sure can, it's not a straightforward as you might think to define the
semantics: what happens if one host is abe, bert and carl, then another
jost comes along an claims to be abe, does the first one get to keep
bert and carl. Which name is used for reverse lookups?
Making a second class "alias" name might be the simplest.
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Simon Kelley <mailto:simon at thekelleys.org.uk>
> *To:* AJ Weber <mailto:aweber at comcast.net>
> *Cc:* dnsmasq-discuss at thekelleys.org.uk
> <mailto:dnsmasq-discuss at thekelleys.org.uk>
> *Sent:* Thursday, September 18, 2008 9:17 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [Dnsmasq-discuss] multiple host names?
> AJ Weber wrote:
> > I should have been more specific. Is there a way to do it in
> > conjunction with a dhcp-host line? I do NOT, in fact, give the host
> > I'm referring to a consistent address.
> No, there isn't. The closest you can get is to give the host a fixed IP
> address, associate the fixed address with the MAC using a dhcp-host line
> and then associate many names with the IP address in /etc/hosts.
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