[svlug] to hosts or not to hosts

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Wed Jan 21 15:05:48 PST 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 3:00 PM, Jeremiah Wuenschel
<jeremiah.wuenschel at gmail.com> wrote:
> This brings up another point that I forgot to mention. An advantage of using
> DNS names to access your boxes is the ability to use named vhosts in Apache
> to serve up different web roots on the same box, from port 80. I presume you
> are currently running things on separate ports? Out of the box, Bonjour
> (Zeroconf/Avahi) will set up hostname.local for you, but you will need to do
> some additional configuration on each box to have it announce its services.
> I have no experience with a setup like this -- I just know that the amount
> of broadcast traffic will increase, and you may experience difficulties if
> you decide to make your setup more complex.

/etc/hosts will work for that too.

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