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ip domain name

What is the reason for ip domain name in the router, even though active directory service provides DNS for the network?

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Re: ip domain name

Hi

"ip domain name" specifies the domain name of the cisco device itself. One of the things this is used for is security certificate generation for IPSEC, SSH or HTTPS access. The certificate will be generated using the entries you put in for hostname and domain name.

ip name-server specifies the dns servers used for resolving dns names to ip addresses.

HTH

Steve

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Re: ip domain name

The ip domain-name is used on a router so you the router can do DNS lookups. So if you type ping "server.net.com" on your router and the router has been configured with a DNS server to use it can resolve "server.net.com" to an IP address.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk648/tk362/technologies_tech_note09186a00800c525f.shtml

Jon

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Re: ip domain name

Hi

"ip domain name" specifies the domain name of the cisco device itself. One of the things this is used for is security certificate generation for IPSEC, SSH or HTTPS access. The certificate will be generated using the entries you put in for hostname and domain name.

ip name-server specifies the dns servers used for resolving dns names to ip addresses.

HTH

Steve

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