Ethernet Device Static vs Automatically

Jeff Vian jvian10 at
Mon Jan 17 01:27:29 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-01-17 at 01:26 +0100, craig-fcp wrote:
> > None of them, you put in the DNS name you want to give to that
> > machine. 
> its done.. thank you for completing that explaination.
> Would I be pushing it if I asked in what context I use the alias.

any time you would use a machine hostname on the local network the alias
will work.

for example.
ping alias
ping XX.YY.ZZ.WW  (the ip address)
will all work equivalently as long as you have those values
in /etc/hosts


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