I have a question concerning multihomed hosts. A client of mine
recently asked what was the "standard" method of implementing multihomed
hosts in the /etc/hosts and NIS+ maps. Which of the below methods is
the prefered way of doing it:
184.108.40.206 host5 host5fd0
220.127.116.11 host5 host5le0
18.104.22.168 host5 host5le1
-- or --
22.214.171.124 host5fd0 host5
126.96.36.199 host5le0 host5
188.8.131.52 host5le1 host5
The reason I ask is that many of you may have noticed a bug in
nisaddentry if you tried to do the above. Sun has fixed this problem.
My client is trying to determine the best way to do this. They have
questions (and so do I) on how applications like 'netstat' will respond
to a request for hostname 'host5'. It should get back a multiple line
response. Is this correct? (That's not my question ... sorry).
What of the two methods above is the accepted "standard" to define a
multihomed host in /etc/hosts or NIS+ maps? And please give reasons and
examples of application response to your answer.
Thanks in advance!!!
Rapid Systems Solutions, Inc.