Re: ftp vs ping Name Resolution
From: Barry Margolin (barmar_at_alum.mit.edu)
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 19:48:11 -0400
In article <email@example.com>,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike) wrote:
> Hopefully an easy question.
> When I do a "ping svr-a" I see the name resolved to 123.x.x.x.
> However when I do a "ftp svr-a" I see the name resolved to 132.x.x.x
> My nsswitch.conf file for hosts is set to:
> files dns nisplus
> Why do I get different name resolution when I use the different commands?
Does svr-a have multiple addresses? If so, you may be seeing the result
of round-robin cycling through the addresses.
-- Barry Margolin, email@example.com Arlington, MA *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***