using hostnames for NTP server

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Jul 10th, 2008

I added a couple of NTP servers to my router using hostnames. When I checked the config I see that the router resolved the names and added them to the config as IP address instead of hostnames. I realize that the IPs of public timeservers probably don't change much but isn't it more convenient to use hostnames just in case? Is there a way I can get my router to not convert hostnames to IPs in the config?



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Kevin Dorrell Thu, 07/10/2008 - 04:44

Unfortunately not. It looks up the names as you type them into the config, and fixes the addresses. There is nothing dynamic about it. It doesn't even re-resolve when you boot.

It's the same with other things like SNMP and logging server addresses.

Kevin Dorrell



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