[avahi] Is it possible to have multiple names for a host
alan at chandlerfamily.org.uk
Mon Apr 13 06:36:42 PDT 2009
At the moment I have a network at home with the internet gateway being a
debian server, with a dhcp and name server for the network.
I am planning on retiring this server as the main internet gateway and
replacing it with a standard broadband router. This router will have
dhcp server to allocate ip addresses on the home network, but it won't
be able (I don't think) to be able to act as a name server for the local
Instead I was thinking of using nss-mdns to resolve the names. What I
think happens now is the name in /etc/hostname is used to provide the
name for each local machine. However, in my current setup, I use CNAME
records in my dns server to allocate additional names to each host.
This allows some of them to run local apache servers, with named virtual
hosts. I would like to do something similar on my new setup.
Is it possible therefore, for each machine to define for itself several
names to be resolved within the .local domain? If so how.
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