hosts file problem in multehomed environment  
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We have read the issues about /etc/hosts in the beta, but we think there are still problems around...

We are testing sharepoint in a multihomed environment. The computer has two ips, 192.168.0.3 and 192.168.0.4.

All Sharepoint application roots are bound to 192.168.0.3 on port 443 SSL using a wildcard certificate and host header. We have a running another application on 192.168.0.4 bound to port 443 SSL. It is working all fine, but if we let the search service to update the hosts file, all application roots set to 192.168.0.4.

192.168.0.4 ssp.domain.tld # Added by Office SharePoint Server Search (2/13/2007 11:33 PM).
192.168.0.4 users.domain.tld # Added by Office SharePoint Server Search (2/13/2007 11:33 PM).
192.168.0.4 portal.domain.tld # Added by Office SharePoint Server Search (2/13/2007 11:33 PM).

If we do not let the service access the hosts file the applications (including search) are working fine, but the event log is full of messages.

Is there any way to fix this issue, like disable updating the host file (DNS is ok), disable logging of this event, etc

Thank you for your comments.

Zoltan



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