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Entry  Mon Jun 9 11:42:00 2014, Jenne, Update, CDS, Computer status 
    Reply  Mon Jun 9 12:19:17 2014, ericq, Update, CDS, Computer status 
       Reply  Mon Jun 9 22:26:44 2014, rana, zach, Update, CDS, SLOW controls recovery 
          Reply  Wed Jun 11 14:36:57 2014, Jenne, Update, CDS, SLOW controls recovery 
             Reply  Wed Jun 11 15:57:18 2014, Jenne, Update, CDS, Note on cables for talking to slow computers 06111401.PDF
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             Reply  Wed Jun 11 16:01:31 2014, Steve, Update, CDS, c1Vac1 and c1vac2 rebooted beforeReboot.png
                Reply  Fri Oct 10 14:27:44 2014, Steve, Update, CDS, c1Vac1 and c1vac2 reboot was a failure c1vac1resetReboot.pngc1Vac1&2down.jpg
       Reply  Wed Oct 8 15:31:31 2014, Jenne, Update, CDS, Computer status 
    Reply  Mon Jun 9 22:40:36 2014, Jenne, Update, CDS, Fast front end computers up 
    Reply  Tue Jun 10 09:25:29 2014, Jamie, Update, CDS, Computer status: should not be changing names 
Message ID: 10018     Entry time: Tue Jun 10 09:25:29 2014     In reply to: 10010
Author: Jamie 
Type: Update 
Category: CDS 
Subject: Computer status: should not be changing names 

I really think it's a bad idea to be making all these names changes.  You're making things much much harder for yourselves.

Instead of repointing everything to a new host, you should have just changed the DNS to point the name "linux1" to the IP address of the new server.  That way you wouldn't need to reconfigure all of the clients.  That's the whole point of  name service: use a name so that you don't need to point to a number.

Also, pointing to an IP address for this stuff is not a good idea.  If the IP address of the server changes, everything will break again.

Just point everything to linux1, and make the DNS entries for linux1 point to the IP address of chiara.  You're doing all this work for nothing!

RXA: Of course, I understand what DNS means. I wanted to make the changes to the startup to remove any misconfigurations or spaghetti mount situations (of which we found many). The way the VME162 are designed, changing the name doesn't make the fix - it uses the number instead. And, of course, the main issue was not the DNS, but just that we had to setup RSH on the new machine. This is all detailed in the ELOG entries we've made, but it might be difficult to understand remotely if you are not familiar with the 40m CDS system.

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