Hostname of www server (Willem van Leeuwen)
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Date: Fri, 20 Nov 92 11:30:56 +0100
From: (Willem van Leeuwen)
Organisation: Nikhef-H (National Institute for Nuclear and High-Energy Physics)
Address: Kruislaan 409, P.O. Box 41882, 1009 DB Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 5925013, +31 2995 2499 (home)
Telex: 10262 hef nl
Telefax: +31 20 5925155
Subject: Hostname of www server
It is becoming common practice to create aliases for hostnames which
reflect the service they provide.

ftp	anonymous ftp server
news	news server

See the output of the host command:

[nikhefh] ##[1] host ftp       	CNAME   	A
[nikhefh] ##[2] host news      	CNAME   	A
[nikhefh] ##[3] host www       	CNAME       	A
[nikhefh] ##[4] host        	CNAME      	A
[nikhefh] ##[5] host        	CNAME     	A

We propose to use the alias for machines running
the www server.
This makes the replacement of machines invisible for the users.

Best regards,

Willem van Leeuwen