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Re: How to reach a computer by hostname on a LAN?



On 28-Dec-2004/09:52 -0600, Fritz Whittington <f whittington att net> wrote:
>WIth only 2 machines I would be inclined to just configure the machines 
>to not use DHCP, assign the IP address on each machine and build the 
>corresponding /etc/hosts file.  On the other hand, if you have a switch 
>set up with extra ports, it can be nice to have DHCP for the times when 
>your friend comes over and wants to plug in his laptop. 

Just configure DHCP on the router to hand out 192.168.1.64 thru .127 and
assign static IPs to your own machines in the lower half of the range
(0-63). You don't have to worry about MAC addresses, you get to use easily
manageable host files, and temporary additions to the LAN get to use DHCP.

Tony
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