You are always wellcome...
> > To be sure that DHCP changes won't affect your LANs stability, install
> > package (man bind9 for more info) which is a DNS server with forwarding
> > capability! Here how it will work:
> > You will assign dynamic IPs to your clients but the local name of your
> > will remain constant. If this is the case, then you ll have to go
> > simple configuration of the bind9 package. In detail u ll have to change
> > /etc/named.conf file, and 3 other local zone files in order to get the
> > DNS server started.
> > All your internal PCs will point to your local DNS server which (from
> > and on...) will be your linux box running the bind9 service!
> > If a requested name canot be resolved in this DNS server (ie
> > or linux.org) , then the request will automatically be forwarded to the
> > other DNS forwarder which is the DLink router (right?)
> > Now, the DLink router will forward the packet to your ISP's DNS and then
> > reply will come back soon :)
> > But, u can avoid that unecessary hop of the DLink Name resolution.In
> > words u can tune the bind9 to automatically forward unknown DNS requests
> > directly to your ISP DNS!
> > That will do the trick. And furthermore, is a more sophisticated way to
> > resolve Names in your LAN
> > Greets
> > > Hi Kenneth,
> > > Thanks for your reply.
> > > I could add the internal boxes to /etc/hosts,
> > > but since we are using DHCP, there is a possiblity
> > > that the local IP address will change.
> > > Is there a way of dynamically resolving the name,
> > > without using /etc/hosts ?
> > > Thanks.
> > > Aaron
> > > > > Hello,
> > > > > I have a small local area network, with a few win2k boxes and a
> > linux box.
> > > > > I use a DLink router to do DHCP, and to provide a gateway to the
> > internet.
> > > > > The linux box is running Redhat9, with DHCP enabled,
> > > > > and "Automatically obtain DNS info from provider" checked.
> > > > > Primary DNS server is 192.168.0.254 (the DLInk router)
> > > > > I am able to ping internet host names from my Linux box,
> > > > > and I can ping local machines by IP address, but not by name.
> > > > > I would greatly appreciate any help.
> > > > > Thanks!
> > > > > Aaron Boxer
> > > > The internal boxes are not DNS registered. You can add them to your
> > hosts
> > > > file on each box for quickest resolution:
> > > > The files needed:
> > > > - on Linux -
> > > > /etc/hosts
> > > > - on windows -
> > > > c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc
> > > > (substitute drive and winnt as appropriate)
> > > > ken k