Re: SUMMARY: 2 ethernet boards in a SPARC

From: Hans van Staveren (
Date: Wed Nov 30 1994 - 09:26:22 CST (Terry Gauntlett) writes:

>In article: <> (Tom Nemeth) writes:

>> On the right track, but it won't work properly. Somewhere in the manual it
>> says that you must have the SAME HOST NUMBER on both networks. So, the above
>> example must be changed to:
>> localhost
>> myhost
>> myhost-1

>Um, are you sure about this? Why do you say it won't work properly?
>I've seen dozens of machines with multiple interfaces, almost none of
>which followed this rule, the machine next to me being a very good example.
>Any idea where you read this?

Very old Sun software, somewhere in the SunOS 3.x range had this property.
It is history by now.

Furthermore there is no reason to use multiple hostnames for multiple
interfaces, and it is even better not to. Just put the IP address in
the hostname.le[12345] files instead of a name.

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