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Old 09-03-2016, 04:06 AM
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Skipping Hosts in a Host-file

The way to read ip-address and/or names of hosts from a txt-file is well documented on the VanDyke support site.

However, I took this idea a bit further.

1. The loop that gets the hostnames from the file, checks if the first character on the line is an "'" (apostrophe). If that is the case, the line will be ignored. That way, you can put "comment-lines" in your host-file.
Also, if one or more hosts need to be skipped temporary, it is easy to put an apostrophe in front of the line, and remove it later.

2. If a (big) set of hosts needs to be skipped, I use '[' and ']' to put before and after that set of hostnames (on separate lines) in the txt-file. When the scripts sees a line with '[', it sets the variable b_Skip_Hosts to true. When it encounters a ']', it sets it to false.

Works like a charm
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