I am looking for an explanation on something probably stupid but that I can’t find immediately on Internet.
- Classic home LAN.
- Network: 192.168.1.0/24
- No DNS server.
- I installed 2 Raspberry Pi’s. One is functioning as media player (Kodi/OSMC) the other one as a syslog server (Raspbian OS).
Why can I ssh by NAME and IP the Raspbian syslog server and only by IP the Kodi mediaplayer?
I start an ssh session via putty on a Windows pc. I know that I can add the Kodi hostname and ip address into my hostfile on my Windows desktop with the direct result that I can also ssh by NAME into that device. But I’d like to know why I need this extra step for the KODI and why this was not necessary for the Raspbian OS.