[Nottingham] Two Entries in /etc/hosts

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Thu Apr 28 13:52:30 UTC 2016

On 28/04/16 14:06, Jason Irwin wrote:
> On 28 April 2016 at 13:28, Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:
>> This is sounding like a Jason NLUG Howto page... ;-) ;-)
> Not really, I'm not convinced the problem is being solved in the correct way.
> Also, the script it horrible. It works, just not in an elegant manner.

The 'proper' way is any one or all of:

An intelligent router;

Your own local DNS to give out the appropriate local IP address in the
first place;

Or to use an internal name for the device to connect internally in the
first place.

Select depending on availability and capability.

(For example for my own setup, I run my own DNS so that internal IP
addresses are served internally for my own services.)


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