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Old 26th May 2010
ocicat ocicat is offline
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Originally Posted by Mr-Biscuit View Post
Do I need to use a command such as scp to the name of the machine or to the assigned IP?
If you want to copy files between machines using hostnames, then you will need to set up DNS or set the appropriate entries in the hosts(5) file. And if you think about it, what DNS (or the hosts(5) file) is doing is figuring out what IP address matches the specified hostname.

Otherwise, you can specify each machine by IP address when copying files about.
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