[svlug] to hosts or not to hosts

Jeremiah Wuenschel jeremiah.wuenschel at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 15:10:53 PST 2009


Absolutely, but with the limitations mentioned above (duplication of entries
on each system that will be accessing the service).

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 3:05 PM, Bill Ward <bill at wards.net> wrote:

> 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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