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       host_aliases - Sun Grid Engine host aliases file format


       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.


       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 sge_intro(1) for a full statement of rights and permissions.