I need to change some
hosts entries - for example, there's a desire to update
hosts to have
active.vm host match the IP of currently booted VM (with some testing appliance). Guest software within VM reports machine's address back to host, and I need to update /etc/hosts based on that information - there's always some time for writing another daemon/cronjob, but wanted to use something existing for fixing
hosts entries with a dumb syntax of
Someone had recommended me the
bind-tools package, but - its
host don't suit the task at all. ..
Upd: still looking for something from bind suite, but at least dynamic regeneration seems to be the best solution, and augtool is nice too.
Upd: due to my laziness, dynamic regeneration is not planned to use right now, so started using augtool at the cronjob, that reads webserver's access logs for latest IP - at the VMs which run Windows, whole monitoring solution is just a webbrowser which loads specific url from host machine and has a small reload interval