Is it possible to have a user specific hosts file, or some other way to map a ip address to a name on a Linux system. I want to be able to ssh to my local machine from an on campus lab without having to memorize my IP address.
I have a full unix account that I use from the lab, but not access to /etc/hosts. My home computer has a fairly static IP address, and it changes little enough I could update it by hand on the remote system.
Ideally I would be able to say
Edit: About OS, the OS of the host may vary, from Redhat to Ubuntu to even sometimes FreeBSD. I have multiple machines I use with the same account (yay giant University networks) and am just looking for a way to streamline connecting to specific machines.
I am also not interested in something like dynamic dns. By fairly static, I mean that last academic year, I saw my IP address change about 4 times over 9 months. myname.dyndns.org isn't a whole lot better than an IP address as far as typing (I am lazy :P). Maybe sometime I will use something like dyndns to watch for IP changes, but for now I not too worried.