At 11:28 -0700 8/13/02, Vicky Gonzalez wrote:
>From: Paul DuBois on August 13, 2002 11:13 AM wrote in response:
>At 11:10 -0700 8/13/02, Vicky Gonzalez wrote:
>>I am a newbie here. I was hoping someone would be able to tell me if
>>hostnames for the Linux OS is required for MySql Replication, and if
>>so why? I have been combing the manual and archives, but had no luck
>>in finding this answer.
>>>When the slave server connects to the master server to get updates, it needs
>to know what host the master server is running on. >>
>Would the IPs alone be sufficient in allowing the slave server to
>get the needed update from the master server? How does the slave
>query the master for the information?
It can use any connection that MySQL supports: TCP/IP, UNIX socket file,
named pipe on NT.
>>>But what do you mean by "hostnames for the Linux OS"? Operating systems
>don't have hostnames.>>
>You are correct, I should have been more clear and specified I
>wanted to only use IPs and not server hostnames for the MySQL
That shouldn't be a problem. When you use a hostname, it gets mapped to
an IP number anyway when the connection is established.
>Thank you for the prompt response.