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  Question for you all.. :)

I have many switches that I have to manage. Is it possible to put my vlan 1 IP addresses into a dns server. So when I do a ping sweep it will pull with it not only the IP but the Hostname of that vlan 1. This will help me instead of going into each of my switches to get the hostname I can just pull it from DNS. And it will make it alot easier in the future. I hope this didn't confuse anyone..
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so what you are going for is that you have a script that queries your network for active devices on your VLAN 1 segment.  It then takes the IP, find the hostname and puts it into your DNS server.

is this about right?  The other part is what type of DNS do you have?  Or do you need DNS at all?

Reason I ask is I'm thinking about what I use at work.  We have a MySQL DB with our network devices in it.  Just has their name and their IP.  This way you could write a script that can find these devices on the network, do an snmp poll for the hostname and add it to the DB if its new.  Then what you can do is write another script for access.  For example, if you want to use that DB to telnet/ssh to the device, have the script accept an argument (the hostname you want to connect to) query the dB for that name and return the IP.  Then it can use that IP to run the telnet/ssh command.

Just a though anyway.
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forgot all about SNMP :) I configured it so it will poll the hostname and it worked like a charm :)
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