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Dns client on Procurve switches?

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RicN
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Dns client on Procurve switches?


Does Procurve switches has a dns-client? (If you wanted to use hostnames for sntp servers, tftp servers or similar.)

If so, how do you configure it?

(I know that IP addresses reduces risks of errors in most cases, but I am curious if it is possible to use dns.)
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EckerA
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Re: Dns client on Procurve switches?

On 5400vl and 4200zl

ip dns server-address

I don´t know if it's similar with other HP Switch series.
RicN
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Re: Dns client on Procurve switches?


Thank you for the reply. I checked it out on our 5406 and it accepted the command. A few other switch models did not support it.

However, on the 5606 I did not find any command or tool (copy tftp, sntp server, telnet, ping, traceroute..) that could actually accept a hostname instead of Ip addresses.

Should the conclusion be that Procurve switches must use only IP in the configuration and tools?
EckerA
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Re: Dns client on Procurve switches?

ping and traceroute works fine here with dns, telnet doesn't. the other stuff i can't test.

with K.13.xx for the 5400 the cli-command changed a little
ip dns server-address priority 1

hope this helps
ben
RicN
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Re: Dns client on Procurve switches?


>with K.13.xx for the 5400 the cli-command
>changed a little
>ip dns server-address priority 1

I saw that too, and the same was true for sntp server-command, which also had added priority (very good!)
MizaelClistion
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Re: Dns client on Procurve switches?

Procurve 2910al

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#conf t

#ip dns server-address priority 1  208.67.222.222

#save

#show ip

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