I have setup a lan under a router. The network is modeled after the MVC pattern. All devices respect a name convention. My controller computer dynamically figures other computers by searching for hostnames. I have set up 2 view computers with compilers, interpreters etc., I access them by cvs, both are running freebsd. These two computers respect the nameing convention of vw[n]. I also have a laptop as a portable database, running XP(iis, sql), it respects db[n]. My controller is also a freebsd(eclipse as IDE), named cr.
Because I use dhcp every time I receive new ips for my computers. On my router page at DHCP Leased List I see my computers with name, mac, address.
The problem is that when I want to access my computers by using hostname, I can not find them. I figure this is a dns problem. I have no experience setting networks so please help.