• Subject: Re: TCP/IP Catch-22?
  • From: Jeff Crosby <jlcrosby@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 07 Nov 1997 09:21:57 -0500
  • Organization: Dilgard Frozen Foods

> I'm confused,
> where did you enter the 400's address on your PC ?

No, you're not.  I am <g>.  It was the PC's IP address.

> It sounds like you might not have DNS running in your network.
> Trying to run TCP without DNS and DHCP (for PCs not servers) is more
> than a full time job. Host Table maintenance and replication quickly
> becomes a nightmare.
> If you are running DNS, your PC should get the AS/400's address from
> the DNS server. Similarly, the AS/400 should find your PC via DNS
> also.

I'm going to have to RTFM, but I've got too many other things going to
get there yet.  My understanding is the AS/400 cannot be a DNS. 
Therefore I won't (can't) have one.  I created a HOSTS file on my PC and
entered host tables entries on the AS/400.  My understanding is since I
don't have a DNS, I must maintain this hosts table and identical HOSTS
files on each PC in our office. 


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