i need to add some machines names to my /etc/hosts but i do
not have root privileges.
The way each user can have his on .bashrc, .profile , etc,
can we have a hosts file, where we are free to give whatever name to
out favorite machine, with out disturbing the administrator
I know that we can use alias some machine to ip-address, but is there
any direct method
Re: /etc/hosts file
Rakesh UV <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> i need to add some machines names to my /etc/hosts but i do
> not have root privileges.[/color]
What problem are you trying to solve?
If it is that you want to add new machines without to put them in DNS,
then consider using Zeroconf/Bonjour/Rendezvous for this.
Apple has a package for Windows.
For Linux it is sufficient to have Avahi installed on each host, then
machine "foobar" is known as "foobar.local.".
I use this in a mixed Mac/Windows/Linux environment (physical and
virtual) it works well.
Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen