difference between "ip domain-name" and "ip name-server"

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Jan 28th, 2004
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Just wanted to ask a question. What is the difference between "ip domain-name" and "ip name-server"?

Also could there be any problems with attempting to ssh to the device if the ip domain-name was misconfigured?


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mfilser Thu, 01/29/2004 - 02:40
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In the future, please have al look to the following URL


and type your command, to receive some informations about it.

ip domain-name

is to define a default domain name that the Cisco IOS software uses to complete unqualified host names (names without a dotted-decimal domain name),

ip name-server

Is to specify the address of one or more name servers to use for name and address resolution

Sorry, I cant give you a qualified answer to the second part of your question. I have not enough experiences within ssh.

Best regards


m.pandey Wed, 02/04/2004 - 11:22
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Regarding your second part,Yes there can be some problem faced if U r running SSH with a TCP wrapper and have host.allow & host.deny file.

With regards,



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