I have got a few machines all connected to a ISP supplied router; a Netgear CGD24G. I added a 1Gb switch because I have too many computers. Otherwise, machines connect to the home network either via wireless or the ethernet.
The problem I'm trying to solve now is if I am on my Mac and I want to access the Linux box, I have to do
ssh 192.168.0.45 and I really want to just do
Similarly, if I am on my Mac and use remote desktop, I want to enter the Windows machine’s name and not have to look up the ip address. Same situation from Windows - I would like to
ssh linuxbox1 or
The IP addresses change so after a while and I’m starting to build up ESXi server which will bring a lot more Linux images. The situation will get crazy very fast.
What are my options?