[LON-CAPA-admin] MSU IP address change

Martin Siegert siegert at sfu.ca
Sun Aug 17 17:43:07 EDT 2003

On Sun, Aug 17, 2003 at 04:58:56PM -0400, Guy Albertelli II wrote:
> Hi All,
> Just as a heads up.
> The msu loncapa servers will be changing their IP address sometime
> tommorrow between 4:30 and 8:00
> The 1.0.0 release (which should be announced tommorrow) will install a
> correct hosts.tab file so that your computers will continue to contact
> the msu servers.
> If you don't wish to install 1.0 and want to continue to talk to the
> msu servers, you will need to replace all of the lines in
> /home/httpd/lonTabs/hosts.tab that mention msu or physnet with the lines below.
> You will then need to restart both the webserver and loncapa daemons
> /etc/init.d/httpd restart
> /etc/init.d/loncontrol stop
> /etc/init.d/loncontrol start
> The GOOD hosts.tab entries are:
> msul1:msu:library:s10.lite.msu.edu:
> msua1:msu:access:s1.lite.msu.edu:
> msua2:msu:access:s2.lite.msu.edu:
> msua3:msu:access:s3.lite.msu.edu:
> msua4:msu:access:s4.lite.msu.edu:
> msua5:msu:access:s5.lite.msu.edu:
> pnetl1:physnet:library:s12.lite.msu.edu:
> Feel free to contact me if you have trouble doing this.

Hmm. Why does hosts.tab list IP addresses at all?
Shouldn't this be handled by the DNS?
(in which case you can change IP addresses at will without breaking

Just my $0.02


Martin Siegert
Manager, Research Services
WestGrid Site Manager
Academic Computing Services                        phone: (604) 291-4691
Simon Fraser University                            fax:   (604) 291-4242
Burnaby, British Columbia                          email: siegert at sfu.ca
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