Can the host names defined by the DNS Server be used in the Fully Qualified Name of the Host?

Date:Archived
Product/Release:LANSA Open
Abstract:Can the host names defined by DNS Server be used in the Fully Qualified Name of the Host?
Submitted By:LANSA Technical Support

In the LANSA Communications Extensions, when defining a host, the online help for the "Fully Qualified Name" states:

The address of the host expressed in the format required by the Communications Method.
For TCP/IP Sockets, this may be a simple host name for a host in the same domain, a fully qualified host.domain name as shown in the screen example, or an IP address in nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn format.

If a user has defined host names in the Windows NT Server DNS Server, it is possible to use the host names defined by the DNS Server in the Fully Qualified Name of the Host.

To get a better understanding of DNS, you may find these URLs about Host Names useful.
Setting Up a Domain Name System http://support.microsoft.com/kb/237675

Summary:This article provides an overview of the Domain Name System (DNS) in the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system, including a discussion on the relationship between DNS and the Active Directory service.

Host Name Resolution Using a DNS Server http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/cnet/cnbb_tcp_icjk.mspx?mfr=true/a>

Summary: MSDN Library - Windows CE Documentation - Communication Services. Excerpt: Host Name Resolution Using a DNS Server To make host name resolution scaleable and centrally manageable, IP address mappings for fully-qualified domain names (FQDNs) are stored on DNS servers.