confguring \etc\hosts with different machines having same name but different IP address

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by skariathomas, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. skariathomas

    skariathomas Guest


    I am trying to setup a PC to collect data from two different networks
    (class addressing of both are the same -

    There's a problem I am facing now:
    Network1 is analogues to Network2 in terms of PC names. The networks
    have PCs (UNIX based) with same names but different IP addresses.

    For example:

    In network1,
    I have PC1 with IP address

    In network2,
    I have PC1 with IPaddress

    Now I need to connect this third PC (windows based) into the network
    to read data from the two PCs above. How do I configure the \etc\hosts
    file with these PC names and addresses. There would be a clear
    conflict or rather the machine mentioned first in the hosts file will
    only be accessed. Is there some work around to this?

    Thanks in advance.
    skariathomas, Aug 2, 2007
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