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Chapter 25. Networking Mix and Match > Tips from the Windows Pros: The Hosts Fi...

Tips from the Windows Pros: The Hosts File

If you have an office LAN, especially one with mixed and matched computers, you're probably like me and have a chart of computer names and IP addresses posted on your wall—not just computers, but routers, firewalls, monitored devices, and all manner of devices. Who knows? Soon the espresso machine might be wired in, too.

On a corporate or enterprise LAN, the LAN administrators will probably enter each device into the organization's Domain Name Service system, under your own default domain, so that you can type a command like ping firewall instead of having to type ping firewall.mycompany.com or, worse, something like ping 192.168.56.102.


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