Hi Mark, We use "nslookup" for evaluating DNS entries, but you can use "dig" or other tools as well. You need to set the alias on your DNS, not just the host machine...not sure if you did this, just checking :) So if the command: nslookup IP#.IP#.IP# returns the desired machine name all is good...if not, check your DNS. Let us know how/if we can help further. Cheers, Jeff > Jeff, > > I apologize for taking so long to follow-up on this. I've gotten bogged > down in several other projects. We are currently just working with the > Antarctic-IDD and have not done any tests with the > rainbow.al.noaa.gov > system. It does appear that the alias is not working. In your embedded > reply you stated: > > As long as the alias is returned using a DNS nslookup (both forward > > and reverse) with the IP > What is meant by forward and reverse DNS lookup? Is there any way to > test this? > > Thanks > > Unidata IDD Support wrote: > >> We are in the process of moving our LDM software from an older machine > >> to a new system. The old machine was named foehn.colorado.edu. This > >> name has been removed and it is only being used as an domain name alias. > >> The new system is named sundowner.colorado.edu. foehn is aliased to > >> sundowner to make the transition transparent to the outside world for > >> the web server and other web activities. > > > > > > Sounds good.. > > > >> -Will the alias of foehn work with LDM in the ldmd.conf files? If so, > >> how can I set it to do so. > > > > > > As long as the alias is returned using a DNS nslookup (both forward and > > reverse) with the IP, no problems should arise. > > > >> -If it cannot, could you provide me the current contact information for: > >> rainbow.al.noaa.gog > > > > Sure, we also have a logon to that machine so we can take a peek if you are > > encountering difficulties. > > > > ..or you can contact: > > > > Eirh-Yu Hsie hsie|a_t-s_i_g_n|al.noaa.gov > > > > > > ..but we are happy to work on it with you :) > > > > > >> They were previously designated as our upstream host for the North > >> American IDD feeds and I then need to contact them to change the ALLOW > >> from foehn to sundowner. > >> > > > > > > alias ~should work, if not, we will place sundowner in the ALLOW. > > > > > > Cheers, > > > > Jeff > > Jeff Weber > > Unidata User Support > > http://www.unidata.ucar.edu > > > > Ticket Details > > =================== > > Ticket ID: ZIL-446337 > > Department: Support IDD > > Priority: Normal > > Status: Open > > > > Jeff Weber Unidata User Support http://www.unidata.ucar.edu Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: ZIL-446337 Department: Support IDD Priority: Normal Status: Open
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