While using a Lotus Notes & Domino setup, I have noticed something I consider strange. It seems when trying to resolve IP addresses from a Notes client, the following happens:
Notes 1st) queries Domino (if Domino has no Connection docuements, this fails)
2nd) the client will attempt to resolve the address in a normal networking manner (e.g. by check its own Hosts, then broadcasting for DNS/WINS etc)
So, I figured, if the Domino server could resolve the IP address (e.g. by adding an entry to its hosts file), then that initial check from the client to the Domino server should work so that the Domino server can provide the address resolution to its clients - however this does not.
I would like to know if any knows why this happens or if there is a configuration setting I need to change to allow it?
So - is there a way to configure my Domino server so that it could use its hosts file to resolve addresses and then give those resolved addresses to the clients when needed?