Re: Name serving behind a blue linksys box
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 21:31:48 -0600
"tom" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:4Tzld.35995$5K2.8228@attbi_s03...
> If one has a small network connected to the internet
> using DSL, one can purchase a blue
> linksys box to serve as a switch and dchp server
> for the network and also a firewall.
> If one sticks four Windows boxes behind the box,
> there is no problem with name serving as Windows
> will just use broadcasting to match the names with
> IP addresses on the network.
> If one sticks more than one Linux boxes behind the
> network, there is something of a problem. Using
> Samba the Linux boxes will know each other by
> name. But how would the Linux boxes know
> each other by name using a command like ping?
> Using a DNS server or adding entries to /etc/hosts
> would not be a solution here as the blue box
> serves the IP addresses dynamically.
> What is the solution here?
You can use static IP's in your linux boxes even tho a Linksys router is
dishing up DHCP. It will work. Just add the static IP names and
corresponding PC names to the /etc/hosts file. No problem.
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