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 From:  "Jeroen Visser" <monowall at forty dash two dot nl>
 To:  kenny dot carlsson at ggp dash group dot com, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Feature request
 Date:  Wed, 14 Sep 2005 09:37:11 +0200
On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 07:16:15 +0200, kenny.carlsson wrote
> When I've been pinging from console, I've noticed that Aliases specified 
> in the WEB UI is not recognized.
> An example:
> 
> In the Alias "table" I've set up an Alias called Me, pointing to the 
> host 192.168.1.1 When I go to the console and from the menu choose 
> alternative No 6, and write Me as the host to ping, I get the following output:
> 
> ping: cannot resolve Me: Unknown host
> 
> So my question is if it's possible to add the feature to be able to use 
> the aliases specified in the WEB UI also in the console (and in exec.php)
> ? Or, is it intentionally not possible in order to not interfer with DNS?

I believe that the alias tables are only used to simplify the rules management,
they are not supposed to be resolvable through dns. You could get weird situations
that way.

Jeroen.