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[all variants] Connecting to computer by hostname over LAN. - Ubuntu Forums
use for Raspberry Pi & NAS to configure hostnames and/or static IPs for those devices.

What you basically need is to setup a more powerful
DHCP server and a DNS server in your network.
This might run on your linux server or on a
router that supports it (like linux routers).

What you would do is this:
For machines with known MAC address you can tell the DHCP
router to provide a fixed IP address (and therefore also
a fixed DNS name).
So the MAC of your laptop is mapped to a fixed IP which
is then fixed to a fixed name:
laptop MAC -> 192.168.1.2 -> laptop.example.net
netbook MAC -> 192.168.1.2 -> netbook.example.net
vcr MAC -> 192.168.1.2 -> netbook.example.net

Unknown machines will get IPs from a second pool of addresses:
1st unknown MAC -> 192.168.1.101 -> pool1.example.net
2nd unknown MAC -> 192.168.1.102 -> pool2.example.net

As your DHCP/DNS server also tells all machines in the network
to use the DNS, all machines in the local network should be
able to understand hostnames like the long netbook.example.net
or the short version netbook now!
linux  networking  projects 
june 2012 by amkelly
Editing Content, Stacey
guide to editing content in the Stacey CMS, on which I am currently running amkelly.net
projects  html  web 
august 2011 by amkelly
Instapaper - kindle
Instapaper Kindle management.
auto sending of stuff to Kindle
need kindle dev key.
ebooks  projects 
march 2011 by amkelly
The Pragmatic Bookshelf Kindle
.mobe files, from pragmatic programmer
brainfood  projects  ebooks 
march 2011 by amkelly

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