/etc/hosts IP Persistence
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Domain Name resolution, the process of mapping host or domain names, such as
truenas1.mycompany.com, to their associated IP addresses can be achieved through a variety of methods.
The quickest method is to read entries in the
The hosts file can be used to speed up name resolution if a DNS server is not available on the local network. A DNS server runs networking software that allows it to join the Domain Name System, which is the standard service used on the Internet for name resolution.
When adding entries to the
“I’m trying to use NFS, SSH, and FTP, but I keep receiving “reverse DNS” or timeout errors.”
The fastest domain name resolution method is for the operating system to read the
To add an entry to the
- Open the Network menu.
- Click the Global Configuration option.
- Scroll down to the Host name database field and add an entry for the TrueNAS system in the format IP_address space hostname.
- Click Save.
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