Re: Windows Machine Names
- My apologies to everybody for not following up on this. I had planned
to do stuff during my holiday weekend but spent it sick instead. Blah.
Anyway, now that I'm feeling better I can try some of the suggestions
that have been posted here - but I'll also see if I can do a better
job of explaining my situation (for future searchers).
My personal machines on the network have fixed IPs, but I also do a
lot of "fixing" of machines for family & friends. Since most of these
people have little computer experience, their machines are configured
So to make my life easier I have a small pool (5) of IP addresses
available for DHCP - this covers whatever machines I may be fixing at
the time or any company that might be over for a LAN party. :-)
The reason I care about the IP address at all is because I often use
Windows Remote Desktop or VNC to allow myself or the computer owners
remote access (through SSH via my Slug) to their machines.
Now that the background is done, here's where the machine names come
in handy. Currently I have to make a custom SSH shortcut for each
person to get the right port directed to the right machine at the
right IP. So I either need a fixed IP (which means reconfiguring the
person's network settings then configuring them back) OR I need my
slug to recognize machine names which makes life much easier for me
and more flexible in general.
So the custom:
ssh.exe -ssh my.slug.com -P MyPort -R5900:192.168.100.x:5900 (where x
varies by machine)
ssh.exe -ssh my.slug.com -P MyPort -R5900:DadsPC:5900 (where I don't
care what the machine IP is)
Hopefully I have some time in the next few days to try some of your
suggestions and I'll try to post what did/didn't work for me.