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Access the Hosts Table:

  1. In the WebUI, click the Settings tab.
  2. In the left navigation pane, go to Protocols > DNS > Hosts.

    Figure : Hosts Table

Create an Entry in the Hosts Table

A maximum of 50 Host entries are allowed in the Hosts Table.

To create an entry in the Hosts Table:

  1. Click the Create Host ( ) icon at the top of the Hosts Table page.

    Figure : Create Host Entry


Host Configuration - Field Definitions

FQDN/Host name

Specifies the FQDN or Host name. Maximum length: 255 characters.

Dynamic Refresh

Specifies whether the Dynamic Refresh option is enabled. This option allows dynamic resolution of the FQDN/HostName entered in the Hosts Table, as well as auto updates in case of dynamic IP changes. When Dynamic Refresh is enabled and the configuration is applied, a DNS lookup for the FQDN is performed and the resolved IP address (IPv4 or IPv6) is updated and retained in the /etc/hosts file.

Valid entries: Yes (dynamic resolution is enabled and the IP Address field is optional) or No (dynamic resolution is disabled and the IP Address field is required). Default entry: No.

For all Hosts previously configured, Dynamic Refresh will be disabled by default. These hosts will not be refreshed dynamically unless you enable the Dynamic Refresh option. 

IP Address

Specifies the IP address (IPv4 or IPv6) associated with the FQDN/Host Name. Maximum length: 16 characters. This field is required when the Dynamic Refresh option is set to No.

  • If an IP Address is resolved as part of Dynamic Refresh option, it is saved in the /etc/hosts file and and an entry is populated in the Hosts Table.
  • If the IP Address field is unresolved as part of the Dynamic Refresh option, the entry is not added to the /etc/hosts file and the field is left blank in the Hosts Table.