Question for any network gurus re host names

Robbo

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Hi, does anyone know the answer to this please.

I have a PC running Win2000 connected to a power PC via ethernet. Both system have fixed IP addresses. There is no sever etc, they are connected via a network hub.

When I ping the PowerPC I can use a name 'MyPowerPC' and this is automatically equated to an IP address.

However, I have just rehosted the PC software to a Laptop, and the software as it written at the moment needs this same name to IP address conversion.

Does anyone know how/where to make this happen?

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Try adding it to the hosts file in system32\drivers\etc in the form

ip address <TAB> name

e.g 192.168.5.22 mypowerpc
 

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Thanks, that did the job:)

Wasn't aware of that file. That'll save me trawling through all the C/C++ code and modifying.
 
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