Re: Re: Re: F8 Network Woe

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Tim:
>> I can plug a box into my network, give it the IP 192.168.1.6, but not
>> bother to put any entries for it on the DNS server nor any hosts file.
>> It'll still be useable on the network, but no other machine will be able
>> to dig, host, or nslookup, it.  And it won't be able to do some of those
>> checks on itself.  Being able to ping it would depend on its
>> configuration. 

Aaron Konstam:
> What you are saying is true except the machine should respond to its
> own ip address. It is certainly responding when he tries to set up the
> network. 

That depends on what you mean by "responding".  dig, host, or nslookup
*can* fail on a machine researching its own address.

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