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Re: Multiple Interfaces and DNS entries

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Subject: Re: Multiple Interfaces and DNS entries
From: Jane Curry <jane.curry@skills-1st.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 10:19:52 +0100
As Craig said, the name used by NetView will depend on the first interface
that NetView discovers.  Unless you fix things by putting entries in the
seedfile, which interface is found first is non-deterministic.  Worse, if you
delete and rediscover the node for some reason, you may get a different name
next time.

Why do you have multiple names for a box in DNS?  I would generally recommend
having a single name that resolves to multiple IP addresses - check the
archives for my previous appends re DNS.


"Scott ." wrote:

> NetView 6.0.1 AIX 4.3
> I have several AIX nodes with multiple interfaces. How does NetView decide
> which name to use for the node when it displays it? Here is an example:
> Node appears on the map as:
> nodeastby.pepsi.com
> Node has 2 interfaces, each has a DNS entry:
> (en0)nodea.pepsi.com
> (en1)nodeastby.pepsi.com
> Why does NetView choose one name over another?
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