> -----Original Message-----
> From: James W. McKeand [mailto:james at mckeand dot biz]
> Sent: woensdag 9 februari 2005 23:50
> To: 'Monowall (E-mail)'
> Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] New Name for Alias
> Josh McAllister wrote:
> > How about:
> > "Hosts" Or "Host Aliases"
> > Perhaps it could even be stored as /etc/hosts and parsed from
> > this would kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Of course I'm sure someone
> > complain that they did not want these "aliases" to affect name
> > resolution... but for most I think it would be an added benefit.
> > Thoughts?
> I specifically avoided the name "Hosts" to avoid an implied
> name resolution conflict. I don't think the same sub-system
> handles name resolution and these "aliases".
> The following is what I think, I could be wrong. The aliases
> were created as a mechanism to simplify rule
> creation/management in the WebGUI, nothing more. When the
> config.xml is parsed, the aliases in the rule sets are
> replaced with the IP address from the alias entries. This is
> why the output of ipnat and ipfstat does not mention the aliases.
> My personal favorite would be "Placeholder" or "IP
> Placeholder". "Pseudonym" and "nom de plume" were just
> entries that popped up when I had Word2003 lookup "alias" in
> the thesaurus. Does anyone know the French word for address?
> We could have "name of address" or "nom de <insert French for
"Nom d'adresse" ;)
Watchguard just uses the name "alias" too... never confused me in fact.