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  Chapter 7 - Host Name Resolution
Host name resolution is the process of resolving a host name to an IP address before the source host sends the initial IP packet.
If the host name is the same as the local host name, the host name is resolved to an IP address that is assigned to the local host, and the name resolution process stops.
After the host name is resolved to a destination IP address, Windows forwards the packet to the next-hop IP address for the destination (either the destination or a neighboring router).
technet.microsoft.com /en-us/library/bb727005.aspx   (3114 words)

  Hostname - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Host names are typically used in an administrative capacity and may appear in computer browser lists, active directory lists, IP Address to hostname resolutions, email headers etc. They are human readable nick-names which ultimately correlate to unique network hardware MAC addresses.
It is possible for a single host to have several hostnames; but generally the OS of the host prefers to have one hostname that the host uses for itself.
Hacker tradition deprecates dull, institutional-sounding names in favour of punchy, humorous, and clever coinages (except that it is considered appropriate for the official public gateway machine of an organisation to bear the organisation's name or acronym).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Host_name   (521 words)

 Domain Name System article - Domain Name System host names domain names Internet address mail exchange servers - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Domain Name System or DNS is a system that stores information about host names and domain names on networks, such as the Internet.
Many host names may correspond to a single IP address: combined with virtual hosting, this allows a single machine to serve many web sites.
Alternatively a single host name may correspond to many IP addresses: this can facilitate fault tolerance and load distribution, and also allows a site to move physical location seamlessly.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Domain_Name_System   (1337 words)

 ITS UTnic: Host Names   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Host names are used to identify the host from other computers in a domain for purposes of e-mail, Web, and other forms of network communication.
Host names are usually shown as part of a larger domain name.
In addition to RFC 1178, RFC 2100 "The Naming of Hosts" is an interesting commentary — in iambic pentameter — on the difficulty of deciding upon an acceptably distinctive host name for one's computer.
www.utexas.edu /its/utnic/hostname/index.html   (437 words)

 Name-based Virtual Host Support - Apache HTTP Server
IP-based virtual hosts use the IP address of the connection to determine the correct virtual host to serve.
Name-based virtual hosting is usually simpler, since you need only configure your DNS server to map each hostname to the correct IP address and then configure the Apache HTTP Server to recognize the different hostnames.
To use name-based virtual hosting, you must designate the IP address (and possibly port) on the server that will be accepting requests for the hosts.
httpd.apache.org /docs/2.2/vhosts/name-based.html   (976 words)

 Domain Name System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A TTL value specified by the authoritative name servers governs the maximum length of time a DNS cache may remember the request results.
The USA hosts, at least nominally, all but three of the root servers.
A PTR record or pointer record maps a host name to the canonical name for that host.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /DNS   (1341 words)

 RFC 623 (rfc623) - Comments on on-line host name service
The notion of having a single host maintain this data base clearly has the weakness that anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the data may be faced with the situation that the serving host is not available when the data is desired.
Therefore, I propose that the NIC maintain the master data base, and one other host be responsible for maintaining a secondary copy, which is to be updated to be equal to the NIC's at periodic and often intervals, such as once a day.
Further, I volunteer UCSB to be that secondary host.
www.faqs.org /rfcs/rfc623.html   (548 words)

 hostname(1): show/set system's host name ... - Linux man page
The host name is usually set once at system startup in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 or /etc/init.d/boot (normally by reading the contents of a file which contains the host name, e.g.
The FQDN of the system is the name that the resolver(3) returns for the host name.
Technically: The FQDN is the name gethostbyname(2) returns for the host name returned by gethostname(2).
www.die.net /doc/linux/man/man1/hostname.1.html   (500 words)

 InetAddress (Java 2 Platform SE 5.0)
An instance of an InetAddress consists of an IP address and possibly its corresponding host name (depending on whether it is constructed with a host name or whether it has already done reverse host name resolution).
By default, the result of positive host name resolutions are cached forever, because there is no general rule to decide when it is safe to remove cache entries.
The result of unsuccessful host name resolution is cached for a very short period of time (10 seconds) to improve performance.
java.sun.com /j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/net/InetAddress.html   (2311 words)

 Host Registration FAQ
Cornell's Domain Name policy, effective June 2004, requires three-part cornell.edu domain names to be registered, and domain names purchased with university funds to be recorded, at http://DNSdomain.cit.cornell.edu.
The host name should be in lowercase, should start with a letter, and can consist of alphanumeric characters and dashes.
If the domain name is to be served by Cornell's domain name servers, name the Network Operations Center as the technical contact and the department requesting the domain name as administrative/billing contact for the domain.
www.cit.cornell.edu /computer/support/hostreg/faq.html   (1807 words)

 Virtual Host Name Service
A 'virtual host name' is a name that is substituted for the actual host name in a WWW URL that the WWW server recognizes as associated with an alternative root document directory.
Since virtual host names are usually used to advertise an entrance to your site and to form the basis of an intuitive WWW 'bookmark', the answer to this question is 'no'.
URLs that use your virtual host name to refer to an image map must use the image mapping mechanism that is internal to the WWW server rather than the 'imagemap' program.
www.indiana.edu /~wmhome/tool_guide_info/vhost.shtml   (785 words)

 Convert Host Name to IP Address or Find IP address of a host
However, many computers host many domains so the host name may be one of the domain names hosted or it could be something totally different.
It is also common for the domain name to be converted to the IP address of the host machine that runs the www sub domain.
For example, a host machine that converts host names to IP addresses using DNS may be called dns.hcidata.com and a host machine that is a web server may be called www.hcidata.com.
www.hcidata.co.uk /host2ip.htm   (706 words)

 What is the Hosts file?
The "Hosts" file in Windows and other operating systems is used to associate host names with IP addresses.
Host names are the www.yahoo.com addresses that you see every day.
Computers have a host address of their own - it is known as the "localhost" address, with an IP address of which it uses to refer to itself.
accs-net.com /hosts/what_is_hosts.html   (816 words)

 Microsoft TCP/IP Host Name Resolution Order
When troubleshooting name resolution issues, it is important to narrow down whether the application is resolving a NetBIOS name or a host name.
If the name exists in one of the resources, such as a DNS server or a Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) server and the client is not resolving the name correctly, focus your attention on troubleshooting that specific resource.
If the host name is correctly entered in a host file, it will be resolved before the client attempts to query DNS.
support.microsoft.com /support/kb/articles/q172/2/18.asp   (1229 words)

 Host Name Registration Instructions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In the ideal case, you'll prepare for the host name conversion prior to your cutover date; the host name conversion processing will occur at the same time your network is down for cut over; your new host name registrations will be ready when your computers come back on-line on the new Network 21 infrastructure.
The host clerk will not be able to decode and translate file attachments (a limitation of the e-mail reader on the system that processes the host name requests).
If the specified host name already exists and has an address on the old subnet, the address will be updated to the new address; the clientid, cputype and ostype will also be updated.
net21.ucdavis.edu /ipreg.htm   (2274 words)

 What is host? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
The system that contains the data is called the host, while the computer at which the user sits is called the remote terminal.
For example, there are many companies that host files, programs, applications or even a Web server for companies and individuals.
In the case of a Web server, it means that they provide the hardware, software, and communications lines required by the server, but the content on the server may be controlled by someone else.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/h/host.html   (370 words)

 ipedia.com: Domain Name System Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The DNS forms a vital part of the Internet, because hardware requires IP addresses to perform routing, but humans use host names and domain names, for example in URLss and e-mail addresses.
Alternatively a single host name may correspond to many IP addresses: this can facilitate load balancing.
By default, all DNS requests are cached for a certain amount of time according to the TTL value specified by the authoritative name server.
www.ipedia.com /domain_name_system.html   (1181 words)

 USATODAY.com - What's in a name? Perhaps a good gift   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Hosting means renting space on a computer that will hold Web pages (if Someone You Love wants a website), and will also handle email from that domain.
There are about 20 gazillion sites that let you register domain names, and another 20 gazillion that will host that name for you.
A name is a good start, but most first and last names are already gone in their.com,.net, and.org forms.
www.usatoday.com /tech/columnist/andrewkantor/2005-11-10-holiday-gift_x.htm   (999 words)

 Server Configuration Reference - The Host Container
The Host element represents a virtual host, which is an association of a network name for a server (such as "www.mycompany.com" with the particular server on which Catalina is running.
See Host Name Aliases for information on how to assign more than one network name to the same virtual host.
The remote address or name will be checked against a configured list of "accept" and/or "deny" filters, which are defined using the Regular Expression syntax supported by the Jakarta Regexp regular expression library.
tomcat.apache.org /tomcat-5.0-doc/config/host.html   (2272 words)

 Updating the secure mail server host table
These records change the SMTP domain name of inbound mail from the public SMTP domain to the fully qualified name of the secure mail server.
The SMTP domain name is the portion of the mail address that follows the @ symbol.
After you update the internal mail server host table, you must change server attributes so that the server routes outbound mail to the firewall.
www.redbooks.ibm.com /pubs/html/as400/v4r5/ic2924/info/RZAFMRZAFMBE4UPDATINGMAILHOST.HTM   (666 words)

 Host name resolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The filer resolves host names by searching maps or databases for services to use.
By default, first the filer tries to resolve host names locally by searching the /etc/hosts file in the root volume and in the /etc/nsswitch.conf file in the root volume.
If the filer still cannot resolve the host name, the filer requests services from a DNS server, if DNS is enabled.
ocpdba.net /netapp/sag/net3.htm   (1159 words)

 Host name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The local host name for a system should be unique on your network.
Each network interface can be configured with a different host name.
The host name and associated IP address for the interface are added to the /etc/hosts file.
docsrv.sco.com /NET_tcpip/tcpcfgC.system_name.html   (134 words)

 Creating a name-based site
The domain name must be the fully qualified name, containing both the host name and the domain name; do not include the www prefix.
The total length of the database name (inclusive of the database prefix) should be less than 255 characters.
This name will be used by the Site Administrator to log on and must be unique to this server.
my.hostiowa.net /help/Reseller/oh_reseller_creating_a_name-based_site.htm   (591 words)

 how would you find the host name for a remote computer based on logon id
When a user logs on to a Windows computer, his/her user ID is registered as a NetBIOS name on the computer's adapter using the suffix <03> as the 16th character (it is blank filled between the last character of the ID and the suffix).
There is a "check name" subcommand in Netsh for WINS: netsh wins server check name that looks like it will return the IP address of the adapter the name is registered to.
Write the IP address and host name where the user is logging on from as the contents.
www.mcse.ms /message528363.html   (640 words)

 MIT IS&T: IP Addresses, Host Names, and Domain Names
by its host name (a text string such as "bitsy.mit.edu") which consists of the machine name (e.g., "bitsy") and the domain name (e.g., "mit.edu" refers to the main MIT network).
The domain name is the name of a network associated with an organization.
Rather than require individual machines, applications, or users to keep up with the constant changes in host names and IP addresses, a series of special DNS servers across the world (known as "name servers") keep track of the name/address information for all the computers on the Internet.
web.mit.edu /ist/topics/network/ip.html   (1132 words)

 [VBnet Network]  Determining a Network Host Name and IP Address Using Visual Basic
The host 'name is returned as a null-terminated string.
The 'form of the host name is dependent on the Windows 'Sockets provider - it can be a simple host name, or 'it can be a fully qualified domain name.
Such a request is treated exactly as if an 'unknown host name were passed.
vbnet.mvps.org /code/network/ipaddress.htm   (848 words)

 Dynamic DNS Host Name Registrations
When your computer running Windows 2000 belongs to a Domain Name Server zone (for example, test.companyname.com) with a name that is different from the Microsoft Active Directory (AD) domain name (for example, companyname.com), the computer joins both domains during startup.
So for a computer belonging to a DNS zone (for example, test.companyname.com) that has a name different from the AD domain name (for example, companyname.com) to which the computer is joined, the Domain Name Server zone file is always registered in the Domain Name Server zone because this is the computer´s PrimaryDNSSuffix by default.
ATTENTION: Please be aware that this change in settings registers the host name twice; once in your AD zone file (for example, companyname.com) and once in the subdomain´s zone file (for example, test.companyname.com).
support.microsoft.com /support/kb/articles/Q240/9/43.ASP   (510 words)

 DNS tools, reports and Hosting tests, advanced network and domain name tools.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
DNS tools, reports and Hosting tests, advanced network and domain name tools.
Lists contact info for a domain/IP Enter domain or host name or IP WHOIS Lookup: Finds contact information for the owner of specified domain/hostname.
Shows duration for packets to reach a host.
www.dnsstuff.com   (319 words)

 HostName Commander for Windows XP/2000 and Windows ME/98
For example, if the domain name of your web site is www.mycoolsite.com, then during the development phase you want the host name www.mycoolsite.com to point to your development server (or to your own computer, if you don't have a separate development server).
When the development is finished and the site goes live, you want the name www.mycoolsite.com to point to your production server, to make you able to test the live web site and see it just like the rest of the world does.
When you need to test the web site on the development server, you would use HostName Commander to make the host name www.mycoolsite.com to resolve to the IP address of your development server (such as, if it's your own computer, or something like, if the development server is on your LAN).
www.winability.com /hostname-commander   (638 words)

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