Duplicate entries in bb-hosts

Everett, Vernon Vernon.Everett at woodside.com.au
Thu Aug 21 17:01:01 CEST 2008

Hi all
Here's one that's got me stumped.
All the Hobbit docs and list information states that if we monitor a
host with a dynamic (DHCP assigned) IP address, we put it into bb-hosts
as     server01    # Other stuff here.
Ok, not a problem. Been there, done that got the T-shirt.
Now, if a host need to appear twice (or more), in 2 different pages or
groups, for instance, then the first entry in bb-hosts is supposed to be    server02     # Other stuff here
and the second (and subsequent) appearance should be    server02    # Other stuff
Also all good. Got a few T-shirts for that too.
Now for what I am trying to do.
A host with a dynamic (DHCP assigned) IP address needs to appear twice. 
So I thought we follow the pattern.
First entry    server03    # 
Subsewunt entries    server03    # 
Looks too easy.
Well, it is too easy.
Now on the hobbit server, bbtest is yellow, and the gives the message
Error output:
Host server03 appears twice in bb-hosts! This may cause strange results
Any ideas how to get round that?
The only other factors that might be relevant are
1. All the servers appear a second time in bb-hosts include file.
2. All of these hosts are Windows machines, running bbwin.
All assistance greatly appreciated.

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