Domino Server Networking Part 5 of 7

Domino Server Networking Part 5 of 7

Per host names.

1)  Is a host name always going to be a hierarchical name such as ""?
2)  Can host names be any name like a flat non-hierarchical name such as "myserver"?
3) Can host names be any Internet Domain Name like "" without prepending  a leaf node name such as
4) Can there be multiple host names for a given host/computer?
5)  Is a host name always related to a machine name?
6) TCP/IP host name(s) are resolved via hosts file first then DNS, correct?
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zvonkoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
first of all: host name is only for http and other internet protocols. NOT for NotesClinet acces. NotesClient contacts a server.

Here the popup text for the http host field in server document:
"Enter the fully qualified host name(s) of the computer on which you installed the Domino Web server.You can enter up to 32 host names. Default is blank. This can be a host name as registered by a DNS (Domain Name System) (for example or the server IP address (for example If the field is blank, Domino uses the host name specified in the operating system's TCP/IP stack; with Windows NT, you can verify this name by looking at the TCP settings on the Network Configuration tab of the Control Panel."

So here the answers to abowe questions:
1) Yes, host names are always hirachicaly: servername.domainqualifier; like
2) No, "myserver" alone is posible (like "localhost") but not meaningfull in network.
3) No, again, you can have a resolution of domain to a single server, but this is confusing in networks.
4) Yes, you can have multiple host names for a single server.
5) No, you can use but are not bound to use mashine name as part of the host name.
6) Correct.

Addition to 6): I am sure you know but here again the explanation of a line in the hosts  file:  pluto  #comment

after the ip address you can have multimple host names separated by white spaces until end of line or comment char (#).


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