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Microsoft KB Archive/169455

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DocErr: #MH Switch LMHOSTS Missing in Resource Kit 4.0 Example

Last reviewed: July 17, 1997
Article ID: Q169455

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server version 4.0

SYMPTOMS

Documentation from Chapter 10 of the "Microsoft Windows NT Server Networking Supplement" includes an example for using the #MH keyword in the LMHOSTS file. But the #MH symbol itself is missing from the example.

In Chapter 10, page 517, under the heading, "Adding Multihomed Devices by Using #MH," it states:

   For example, the entries required to map name to IP address for a
   multihomed device with two NICs are:

   102.54.94.91  accounting     #accounting server NIC 1
   102.54.94.91  accounting     #accounting server NIC 2

Note that the #MH keyword does not appear in this example.

CAUSE

This is a documentation error.

RESOLUTION

The correct syntax for the above example is as follows:

   102.54.94.91  accounting  #MH   #accounting server NIC 1
   102.54.95.91  accounting  #MH   #accounting server NIC 2

Note also that you should have different IP addresses for the two network adapters. MORE INFORMATION

The correct implementation of the #MH switch for the LMHOSTS file is illustrated on pages 21 and 22 of the following Microsoft Windows NT white paper:

   Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows Internet Naming Server (WINS),
   Architecture and Capacity Planning

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 4.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Additional query words: lmhost lm host multi-homed multi homed

Keywords : kbnetwork ntdocerr ntreskit NTSrvWkst nttcp
Version : 4.0
Platform : WinNT
Issue type : kbdocerr


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Last reviewed: July 17, 1997
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