I installed a Linux (Ubuntu) server inside my home LAN, initially it's automatically configured to use DHCP interface. I'm connecting to this server from another computer using that server's hostname. All OK, my router is configured to use DHCP inside my home network and gives an IP automatically to each computer. But when I connect to this host using SSH, it warns me that I should accept a fingerprint from each newly assigned IP of the server, and it's a little annoying. So I configured it to use a static IP addressing editing the
/etc/network/interfaces file like this:
# The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.101 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.1.1
All works well except that I can't connect to this server using it's hostname.
pinging I see that it's routed to the last assigned IP address that was given by DHCP dynamically, and of course
Destination Host is Unreachable. I know that I can hardcode it in my
/etc/hosts file, but I want to know -- why it works well with DHCP and it doesn't with static.
Apparently, I don't understand something. Thanks in advance!