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I'm the exception to the rule.  We live for our internal Host table entries.

We connect to over 50 unique networks and there is no central DNS. We use a huge NAT server.  Oh, and these networks could cutover to a backup network at any given time, which changes the IP's  of all the printers and devices for that one network. (Yes, users experience a drop out, but they can log back in immediately)  We use our host table to track the printer IP's and our DEVD's for the printer are based off of name.  We have a job that monitors the network and if it cuts to backup, it will change all the printer host table entries for that network to the alternate IP using CHGTCPHTE.

Gavin Inman

On 3/12/2023 12:34 PM, Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis wrote:
This might be the end-all to having people use hard coded IP addresses for their IBM i servers!!   This way, IBM i's IP address will change, not often, but it WILL change at some point. Those using DNS won't know, or care. Those using a fixed IP address won't know either, BUT they will eventually care as they will be stuck!!

Must ponder.

On 3/12/2023 10:45 AM, Marc Rauzier wrote:
Le 12/03/2023 à 15:17, Rob Berendt a écrit :
When we do a switch from our system at xx.10.xx.xx to our system at
xx.27.xx.xx we have API's on our IBM i automatically update that DNS to
change the entry.

Just curious: did you investigate using DNS dynamic update in conjunction with setting up IBM i IP address as provided by a DHCP server?


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