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Re: Domain question



John Hasler wrote:

I don't really care yet about any kind of centralized user management or
whatnot, what I care about is for the machines to be able to see each
other by machinename...

You can put the name and IP of every machine into /etc/host on every other
machine, or you can install a dhcp server on one of them.

right now I have to go by IP, which aren't reserved so it's kind of a
pain.

There are IP ranges reserved specifically for LANs such as yours.  Use
numbers in the 192.168.xxx.xxx or 10.xxx.xxx.xxx ranges.
To the first point, I'm already running a DHCP server with no reservations... so using a hosts file doesn't work out, as when the laptops come and go I have no promise they'll come back with the same IP. To the second point, it's exactly the last .xxx which is my problem, as it's not steady, I'm already working in just 192.168.1.x



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