Your Internet Consultant - The FAQs of Life Online
3.9. I have both a host name and its IP address. Which should I use?
Well, both should work, but you should get in the habit of using a host's name
instead of its IP address. IP addresses can change if a host computer is
physically moved, but the name should always stay the same. By using the name,
you aren't depending on that specific computer remaining at a specific location
for any amount of time. Things change. Using names instead of addresses can
make those changes less noticeable to you.
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