Question for the Guru's

kjmccoykjmccoy Member Posts: 27 ■□□□□□□□□□
Ive got a couple questions here that I cannot seem to find the answer to and it's driving me nuts.

If you implement DNS to replace a static hosts file, does that hosts file need to be deleted or will it simply be ignored? I'm a little confused as to the order in which a client attempts to name resolve. Does a client query DNS first or does it look for a hosts file first then if not present then on to DNS?

Thanks in advance for the clarification.


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    mbeavenmbeaven Member Posts: 50 ■■□□□□□□□□
    As far as Microsoft clients go, host name resolution generally uses the following sequence:

    1. The client checks to see if the name queried is its own.
    2. The client then searches a local Hosts file, if there is no hosts file on the client it will skip to the next step.
    3. Domain Name System (DNS) servers are queried.
    4. If the name is still not resolved, NetBIOS name resolution sequence is used as a backup. This order can be changed by configuring the NetBIOS node type of the client.
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    kjmccoykjmccoy Member Posts: 27 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thank's....That would mean the hosts file would need to be deleted then.

    Thanks again.
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