Coda File System

ip address instead of hostname

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Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 14:28:57 +0100

after searching docs and mailinglist I am not sure, if Coda heavily depends on a functioning /etc/hosts (or dns) infrastructure. I would prefer to use ip addresses instead, example given:

venus-setup 20000 
instead of 
venus-setup host1.test1 20000

so that I don't have to care about hostnames, FQDNs and so on.

I fear, however, that's not possible,
[..]All of the stuff inside the codasrv process doesn't directly use ip-addresses, but uses the 'serverid'. [..]

And all these files apparently use the hostname instead of the ip address:
[root_at_redhat80 progs]# find /vice -exec grep -ln host1 {} \;

Is there a switch during setup to forget the hostnames and only rely on ip addresses?
Or am I completely missing the point and it's already described in the howto's (hopefully not ;)

Thank you for your help.
Josef Schwarz
Received on 2003-10-17 09:35:55