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8wire.com: Linux-Windows Integration, Part 4: Name Resolution

Jun 23, 2001, 21:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Emmett Dulaney)

Emmett Dulaney continues his series on Linux-Windows integration with a step-by-step description of setting up name resolution on both operating systems:

"Many years ago, when TCP/IP was new, networks were small, consisting of only a handful of hosts at each site. These dozens of users accessed the network as dumb terminals connected to a host. The majority of a user's work would be done on one host, with an occasional need to interact with another host, such as when sending email to another user or accessing a file."

"In those days - and in that environment if it still exists today - the use of /etc/hosts files was/is ideal for name resolution. In a larger environment, however, this solution is unacceptable, and DNS (domain name system) must be used."

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