3. Installing and Configuring Net : How You Prepare for Installation : Network Installation and Testing : TCP/IP Installation (UNIX)
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TCP/IP Installation (UNIX)
To install Ingres Net for UNIX with TCP/IP as its network protocol, you must first configure TCP/IP for UNIX.
To use symbolic node names (host names) of a remote host instead of its numeric IP address, you must either configure TCP/IP to use a Domain Name Server configuration or add a list of IP addresses and corresponding symbolic node names host names) of all remote hosts that are referred to by host name in a file called the /etc/hosts file (or other list of network host addresses).
Establish aliases for node names in the /etc/hosts file. This is useful if the node name contains characters that are not accepted by Ingres Net. For information about how to establish aliases, see UNIX documentation for your machine.
Fully test TCP/IP before installing Ingres Net. You must be able to connect to other nodes on the network using telnet and ftp commands.