Subject: Re: Can't find a host.
To: Nguyen, Son N. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 09/10/2007 12:22:02
On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 12:07:51 -0400
"Nguyen, Son N." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Thanks Steve.
> I want to correct previous email:
> I did not set my network card to 192.168.1.16. I got this ip from DHCP
> in the router.
> My purpose is to map the name "nsl.myhome.net" to that ip.
There are a few options here. If you control the dhcp server, you can
hardwire particular MAC addresses to fixed IP addresses. If you have a
name server you control, you can use dynamic DNS (invoked via dhclient)
to update the DNS server.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb