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Re: [opensuse] More Networking Configuration: Local Aliases
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 23:50:54 -0500
  • Message-id: <49DD7EAE.5030206@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Randall R Schulz wrote:
On Wednesday April 8 2009, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
* Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx> [04-08-09 20:51]:
Having switched my two systems from their fake names to the
synthetic but real DNS names assigned by the ISP based on their
(static) IP address, I find I am no longer able to access these
hosts by their local aliases.

...

What's the configuration I need to be able to use the short aliases
on these two hosts?
I believe you have not filled in the fields correctly.

numeric.addr alpha.addr alias

in the first you have numeric.addr alias
and the second numberic.addr alpha.addr alias xxxxxx

I got the impression multiple aliases were supported.


try

twain:
# Fayette208 LAN
208.201.233.232 208-202-233-232.dsl.static.sonic.net twain
208.201.233.233 208-201-233-233.dsl.static.sonic.net smiley

I still get this (from twain, with the aforementioned entries
in /etc/hosts):

% host twain
Host twain not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

% host smiley
Host smiley not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)


It's almost as if /etc/hosts isn't being consulted at all. Along those
lines, resolv.conf includes these (non-comment) lines:

search sonic.net
nameserver 208.201.224.11
nameserver 208.201.224.33


...


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Patrick Shanahan


Randall Schulz

Randall,

From you resolv.conf, I take it you are on 208.201.233.0/24, you don't
have a
caching only dns setup so you are looking to 208.201.224.11 & 13 for name
resolution?? I can't tell you why /etc/hosts isn't getting searched, but
Patrick is right, the /etc/hosts entries should look something like:

# Syntax:
#
# IP-Address Full-Qualified-Hostname Short-Hostname
#

127.0.0.1 localhost

# special IPv6 addresses
::1 localhost ipv6-localhost ipv6-loopback

fe00::0 ipv6-localnet

ff00::0 ipv6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ipv6-allnodes
ff02::2 ipv6-allrouters
ff02::3 ipv6-allhosts
127.0.0.2 ecstasy.3111skyline.com ecstasy
192.168.6.15 ecstasy.3111skyline.com ecstasy

It also makes sense that from resolv.conf nameserver 208.201.224.11 & 13
wouldn't be of much help with internal addresses on 208.201.233.0/24 if I
understand what your setup looks like??

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