No, he wasn't saying that. What he was saying was that IF you did have a
host table entry for "SPUD" set to 10.10.1.10 but your DNS was set to
10.10.12.10 which one should you use? Me, I'd say that you shouldn't have
a local host table entry unless you were trying to override something in
the DNS. In our case our host table entries are often wrong and it's
because one of the PC kids won't set up entries in the PC based DNS but
feels quite comfortable setting them up in the i5 host table entries - go
figure. The only logic I can see for that is that a host table change
happens pretty much instantaneously, while a DNS change may take a few
minutes to get recognized. (Again, how do I duplicate ipconfig
/flushdns?)

Me, I am only trying to use the local host table to document the local
interfaces on that i5. Right now I am removing dozens of host table
entries added by others and putting them in DNS (and removing them from
WINS).

Rob Berendt

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