Network Question

Eugene genie at
Thu Sep 12 21:00:47 UTC 2013

Hi Daniel,

The easiest way is to check the LAN Config (or similar) page of the router. 
They usually allow one to specify fixed IP and hostname for the DHCP clients 
based on the MAC addresses.

Best wishes

-----Original Message----- 
From: Daniel Nang
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:16 PM
To: Adam Vande More
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: Network Question

That was easier than I thought. My initial approach already looked
something like
this, except that for the ip address I always put the machine's name as in:

machine1# ssh user at

which results in

ssh: Could not resolve hostname hostname nor servname
provided, or not known

I think the problem here lies with the /etc/hosts file where machine1 and
machine2 have
to be registered respectively. The thing here is that the ip isn't static
which makes
this approach somewhat difficult to realize.

Got it.


On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 2:51 AM, Adam Vande More 
<amvandemore at>wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Daniel Nang 
> <daniel.nang01 at>wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have two computers, both running FreeBSD, accessing the
>> web via DHCP from the router. The setup looks like this:
>>                                        Internet
>>                                             |
>>                                             |
>>                                             |
>> --- Router ---
>>          - DHCP -                                            - DHCP -
>> Both computers can access the internet with no problems.
>> So far so good...
>> My question is, if I can simultaneously have the computers access
>> the net as in the given picture and also let them communicate with
>> each other e.g. via ssh?
> machine1# ssh `ip of machine2`
> --
> Adam Vande More
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