Sorry if this question is too basic. I can't find an answer for precisely this question in the forums.
I have just installed virtualbox-ose on my ubuntu box, downloaded an appliance (moinmoin) and fired it up. I am amazed at what can be done in aprox 250MB. My one issue is that, in order to access moinmoin via a web browser, I have to type in the ip address of the new virtual machine rather than the hostname. Since the ip address is dynamic, I can't rely on it staying the same.
My little local network has a couple of linux servers on static ip addresses, and some windows machines on dynamic ip addressess which they get from the broadband router. I am pretty sure that all local network name resolution is performed via wins, and one of the linux machines runs as a wins server. I want the moinmoin appliance to join in that network / name resolution set-up. It seems to me that, to do that, I will have to install samba just for wins. I don't want to embark on installing a dhcp server as well for the private network if I can help it.
So - in the current setup, my moinmoin appliance has received an ip address of 192.168.1.66, and I can ping it, browse to it etc. What I can't do is ping moinmoin (or of course browse to it by name).
Can anybody suggest a simpler way of achieving name resolution on the local network, given these wishes:
- no local dhcp serevr (other than the broadband router)
- no hosts file set-up which is a pain to manage
- preferably no samba install on the appliance, just for wins
Thanks for any ideas.