Coda File System

Re: Machines with multiple interfaces.

From: Major A <>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 11:34:21 +0100
> I have run into an interesting difficulty with the coda server.  My
> server machine has multiple network interfaces.  One interface is the
> "outside world" whereas the other is my internal network.  I wish to
> run the coda server on the inside network.  However, gethostname
> returns the name of the outside address (so mail and such is
> happier).

You can easily configure your Coda server so that the "inside world"
interface has the IP address corresponding to your hosts's normal name
(which you called "outside-name"). (You do this in /etc/hosts.) Mail
and such don't know what the internal interface names are, they only
check the nameserver entry. So you can leave your machine on
"outside-name", which according to /etc/hosts is on the IP of your
"inside world" interface, but have the nameserver tell other hosts
that your outside-name corresponds to your "outside world" interface.

Hope this helps,


Major Andras
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Received on 1999-12-06 05:35:28