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October 28, 2011 / BrianOFlan


What do you do when your network is too small to need its own name server? Perhaps a firewall limits your access to name servers except the company’s few approved ones.

What do you do? Settle for IP addresses? Stuck memorizing 192.168…. octets?

Or have you produced an elaborate solution using the /etc/hosts table and Subversion or CVS?

You could check the ifconfig command upon reboot to see if your IP address has changed from what you expect it to be (from /etc/hosts). Then update the hosts table and commit it to a common subversion repository so everyone who updates can find you!


So what do you do?

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