Re: getting /etchosts from linksys router
From: Philip (noone_at_nowhere.org)
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2003 07:45:56 -0700 To: email@example.com
Paul Lutus wrote:
> Philip wrote:
>>I have a 4 port linksys internet router as my DHCP server.
>>My RH9 box /etc/hosts file is hand generated to include the local dynamic
>>IPs it hands out to my other Windows boxes. Fortunately it always hands
>>out the same IP address as long as I do not move the boxes around from
>>port to port.
>>Is there any way to get the /etc/hosts entries more automatically.
> If this is a local network, and if the machine addresses do not change, and
> if you do not want them to change, why are you using dynamic address
> assignment? Just assign addresses the old-fashioned way by typing them into
> /etc/hosts. Make copies on each machine.
Well that is what I did do, and you are right, the addresses do not change
unless I disturb the local network. So it is not a big inconvenience to do it
The reason for the post was that I did disturb the local network recently, and
it took me awhile to reset the port forwarding settings in the linksys router to
the new ip addresses. I was just looking to see if there is a pre-existing
automatic way to do this that I was unaware of.
Thanks for the verification that I am not doing it a "stupid" way :)