Automatic host switching
On Sunday 21 September 2008 15:08:18 Momesso Andrea wrote:
> My home server is 192.168.1.5 in my home wan, the hostname of the machine
> is "fandango", and the the /etc/hosts in my laptop looks like this:
> 192.168.1.5 fandango
> Sometimes I need to connect to the server while I'm far from home, so the
> server has also a dyndns address, let's say "fandango.dyndns.org".
> When I connect from outside my wan I use "fandango.dyndns.org", when I'm at
> home just "fandango".
> Is there a way to tell my laptop to always use "fandango" and,
> if "192.168.1.5" is available, to resolve it this way, otherwise to resolve
> it as "fandango.dyndns.org".
> This way I will avoid double configurations, double password stored in
> firefox, ecc...
I'm sure you can get very complex solutions to this, but have you tried
something as simple as "search dyndns.org" in resolv.conf?
alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com