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NAME

       host_aliases - Sun Grid Engine host aliases file format

DESCRIPTION

       All  Sun  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 Sun 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  Sun
       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
       <sge_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 Sun Grid
       Engine  components  using  the  hostname  aliasing   service   of   the
       communication library.

SEE ALSO

       sge_intro(1),

COPYRIGHT

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