Network - IP Name (human-friendly computer name)

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1 - About

A logical name for an IP address.

The IP name is often equated with the host name, although the relationship of the host name and the IP name is not always unique. (ie A host can have several IP names, but it can only have one host name)

One or several IP name is assigned to each IP address. This simplifies the use of IP addresses. (in other words, The IP name is the name under which the network adapter is known in the network - 1 network adapter = 1 IP address)

This IP name is often mistakenly described as the host name.


3 - Management

3.1 - Database

A name database holds IP name to IP address