configuring bteq access without /etc/hosts files

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configuring bteq access without /etc/hosts files

We need to use bteq on one of our unix boxes. DNS configuration of the box doesn't use /etc/hosts file, just name server and I have problem connecting to TD.

From the box I can ping TD server, ssh to it, telnet to the td port, etc. all just fine. But if I try to connect using bteq I am getting:

*** CLI error: MTDP: EM_NOHOST(224): name not in HOSTS file or names database.
*** Return code from CLI is: 224
*** Error: Logon failed!

What are we missing? what is "names database" and how can I configure it.

Thanks,

Vadim
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Re: configuring bteq access without /etc/hosts files

The "names database" resides on your DNS name server. It provides a centralized solution to managing host name information for the local network (as an alternative to /etc/host files on every client). It is normally maintained by your company's network administrator.
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Re: configuring bteq access without /etc/hosts files



DNS is set-up correctly, I can telnet to any of the TD server ports.

Could some one point me to documentation on setting up/testing DNS on the client?

Thanks,
Teradata Employee

Re: configuring bteq access without /etc/hosts files


do you have alias named xxxcop1?, if xxx is your host name.
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Re: configuring bteq access without /etc/hosts files



creating CNAME entry for xxxcop[1..9] fixed the problem.

Thanks,