Hostname of www server

Willem van Leeuwen (
Fri, 20 Nov 92 11:30:56 +0100

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