[PROXYPER] more than 1 Porxy in the .ini file?

Dean Morrell dmorrell at auntvi.com
Wed Mar 1 15:57:28 EST 2000

I can validate that NT does support multiple hostname resolution to one IP
address.  I run it on my NT server.  The syntax is almost identical to that
of AIX, with which I am also running a hosts file with multiple hostname

In order to accomplish the opposite, I would run Microsoft's DNS and set it
up as non-authoritative.  Then you just plug in your hostnames and IP's as
if they were real.  I have done this on my server - multiple IP's with one

Good luck!

----- Original Message -----
From: Jeff Lawson <jlawson at bovine.net>
To: <proxyper at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [PROXYPER] more than 1 Porxy in the .ini file?

On Wed, 1 Mar 2000, Peter Cordes wrote:

> This goes in c:\windows\hosts on Win9x (I have tried it on a win98 PC, and
> it does work.  I was surprised, since I though hosts was a Unixism :), and
> there's probably a place for it on NT.  If not, here's a nickel, get
> yourself a real computer ;) <grin>

This is not an appropriate forum for platform advocacy, or slamming of
other environments that you choose not to have a preference for.  This
mailing list has remained unmoderated (while the main rc5@ list required
the introduction of moderation) for the reason that most of the users here
tended to have a higher level of self-control.

FWIW, Windows NT/2000 support hosts files that are placed within the
directory %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\.  Within that directory, you
should probably find a sample file (hosts.sam) demonstrating the syntax of
the file. I have not verified whether its implementation will accomodate
multiple IP addresses that map to the same hostname.  Note that
nslookup.exe is not always an accurate test of resolvability, since it
seems to generate raw DNS queries bypassing the normal socket resolution
flow control.

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