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Re: DHCP & DNS



My lazy ignorant suggestion is to reconfigure the router so that you
know the IP of the two boxes will not change and then use /etc/hosts.

On 10/21/07, zephod cfl rr com <zephod cfl rr com> wrote:
> I think my understanding is a little lacking on this subject (one of many).
>
> Here is my simple and, I suspect, very common setup: 2 PCs, one FC6 Linux, one Windows Vista and a Linksys wireless router. A DHCP server on the Linksys determines the IP addresses of the 2 machines.
>
> My question is: is it possible for either machine to ping the other without having to make an entry in its local hosts file?  Making entries in the hosts file doesn't seem like a good idea since the IP address could, in theory, change.
> The Linksys is a WRT54G and I don't think that it contains a DNS server. The names of my 2 machine should never get to a public DNS router since they are on a private network.
>
> Steve
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