Re: Bob Knight:


Rick Adams (rick@seismo.CSS.GOV)
Sat, 29 Mar 86 14:34:38 EST


There is not necessarily a correlation between converting to the
domain name system and keeing a current hosts.txt on line.

seismo converted to the domain name system in july (Remember when everyone
was supposed to convert? I believed it). We still keep an up to date
copy of hosts.txt around. Under the domain system there is no
way to do searches throughout the entire name space (e.g.
grep isi hosts.txt for unix fans). Several of our users don't
really know what machine they want. The big offenders are people
who are at ISI or Stanford. They give addresses like "username on the
A machine at isi" which I can figure out to mean A machine at isi" which I can figure out to mean username@usc-isi.ARPA.
Another examble is Another examble is user@ai, which eventually translates to Another examble is user@ai, which eventually translates to user@su-ai.ARPA.

Scanning the hosts.txt file for substring matches is the only way
I can get to these people.

---rick



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