You can set up a CNAME entry in DNS table.
hostname IN A 999.999.999.999 (your ip address)
ftp IN CNAME hostname
Since netcom is our network provider, I will send a mail to ask them to do it.
Thanks to all who show me how to solve the problem.
> From firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Jan 6 00:01:54 1995
> Sender: email@example.com
> Date: Thu, 5 Jan 95 14:31:18 PST
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (CAD SYSTEM)
> Reply-To: email@example.com (CAD SYSTEM)
> Followup-To: junk
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: alias hostname
> Content-Length: 276
> Hi manager,
> I have setup an anonymous ftp account. But how do I alias the hostname of the
> ftp server to "ftp". Say, I can use ftp.splus.com instead of hostname.splus.com
> I tried alias the hostname in the /etc/hosts, it won't work.
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