<>If we rename an NFS server, but keeps its IP address the same, what
<>will happen on the client machines?
<>That is, will existing NFS mounts continue to work until a reboot, at
<>which point /etc/vfstab and such will have to have been updated?
<Yes. Hostnames are resolved to IP addresses at mount time, and from then
<on it just uses the IP address.
<>Would it be possible to have two names, say two A's or a CNAME for the
<>NFS server to make the migration easier? My guess is in old solaris,
<>this would work, but in contemporary solaris it would not.
<I don't see why it shouldn't work in any version of Solaris. It doesn't
<matter how the name is translated to an address.
We've had difficulty exporting to an alias with recent Solaris - both
CNAME's and a second A record for the same IP seemed to have problems.
We actually seemed to have to use the same name as what the PTR points
to get our NFS mounts to work.
Thanks for the response.
Can someone second Barry's belief before I run off and do some testing
to see how we got the wrong idea a while back?
Dan Stromberg UCI/NACS/DCS