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 From:  "Josh McAllister" <josh at bluehornet dot com>
 To:  "Chris Buechler" <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  "Monowall \(E-mail\)" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] New Name for Alias
 Date:  Wed, 9 Feb 2005 16:09:05 -0800
Ah yes... forgot about network aliases. =/

Josh

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Buechler [mailto:cbuechler at gmail dot com] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 3:46 PM
To: Josh McAllister
Cc: Monowall (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] New Name for Alias

On Wed, 9 Feb 2005 14:12:14 -0800, Josh McAllister <josh at bluehornet dot com>
wrote:
> How about:
> "Hosts" Or "Host Aliases"
> 

I thought about that, but they could also be networks, and "Host and
Network Aliases" is probably too long for the left side.  :)


> Perhaps it could even be stored as /etc/hosts and parsed from there...
> this would kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Of course I'm sure someone would
> complain that they did not want these "aliases" to affect name
> resolution... but for most I think it would be an added benefit.


You probably don't want that affecting name resolution.  Especially
when you can put networks in aliases and /etc/hosts isn't going to
like that (though I don't know if it'd have any adverse affects, I
don't like the idea of it).  The DNS overrides puts things in
/etc/hosts already.

-Chris