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Domino Server Networking Part 5 of 7

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Domino Server Networking Part 5 of 7

Per host names.

1)  Is a host name always going to be a hierarchical name such as "myserver.mycompany.com"?
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 "mycompany.com" without prepending  a leaf node name such as myserver.mycompany.com?
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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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 host1.acme.com) or the server IP address (for example 123.110.200.203). 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 myserver.mycompany.com
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:
123.45.6.78  pluto pluto.mycompany.com alias.mycompany.com:  #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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Hello Moondancer,

you can assign the points from this and the six other Taurus questions with similar title to me. I will care to go on answering Taurus questions to this topics until he is satisfied.
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