Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Fri Oct 12 23:07:35 UTC 2007
> 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:
However, this only makes sense if all networks rewrite all the same data.
If network D doesn't write out the hosts file that is needed for that
network and the computer is taken to network E and the hosts file for D is
wiped out....I think I've be rather miffed when I returned my system to
> Your DNS servers.
> Your IP address.
> Your hostname.
> Your gateway address.
> Other server addresses...
You can't cheat the phone company.
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