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NAME

       host_aliases - Grid Engine host aliases file format

DESCRIPTION

       All Grid Engine components use a hostname resolving service provided by
       the communication library to identify hosts via a unique hostname.  The
       communication   library   itself  references  standard  UNIX  directory
       services such as DNS, NIS and /etc/hosts to resolve hostnames.  In rare
       cases  these  standard services cannot be setup cleanly and Grid Engine
       communication  daemons  running  on  different  hosts  are  unable   to
       automatically  determine  a  unique hostname for one or all hosts which
       can be used on all hosts. In such situations a Grid Engine host aliases
       file  can  be  used to provide the communication daemons with a private
       and consistent hostname resolution database.

       The     location     for     the     host     aliases      file      is
       <ge_root>/<cell>/common/host_aliases.

FORMAT

       For  each  host  a  single line must be provided with a blank, comma or
       semicolon separated list  of  hostname  aliases.  The  first  alias  is
       defined to be the unique hostname which will be used by all Grid Engine
       components using the hostname aliasing  service  of  the  communication
       library.

SEE ALSO

       ge_intro(1),

COPYRIGHT

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