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[nv-l] DNS or hosts file resolution

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Subject: [nv-l] DNS or hosts file resolution
From: "Federico Vidal" <fvidal@tecsystem.com.ar>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 09:40:53 -0300
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Does anyone has an idea or rule to follow when deciding how to resolve names with Netview?
I'm aware that Netview extensively uses name resoltion, especially with large databases. This will affect DNS server performance if it is not a dedicated server.
Also I'm aware that very long /etc/hosts can cause Netview delays. This option is also trickier because it is another thing to maintain besides de DNS.
Both scopes have advantages and disadvantages.
My questions to the list are:
Is there a guideline or rule to follow when deciding when to use or not use the corporate DNS server?
How large has to be the /etc/hosts file to hinder Netview's performance?
What is the impact of Neview to the DNS server?
Best Regards and thanks,
Federico Vidal
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