Greetings; My local home network runs with most of its machines having fixed addresses, referenced in their host files. But I do have a dhcp server setup for when ever my lappy is powered up and logs in thru a wap11 from its builtin broadcom radio. How can I rig my dns lookups so that I can still ssh into this lappy by its name, diablo.coyote.den when its given a dynamic address by dhcpd? As it is, I have to goto the lappy and run an ifconfig to find its address and ssh to that. Cumbersome. -- Cheers, Gene People having trouble with vz bouncing email to me should add the word 'online' between the 'verizon', and the dot which bypasses vz's stupid bounce rules. I do use spamassassin too. :-) Yahoo.com and AOL/TW attorneys please note, additions to the above message by Gene Heskett are: Copyright 2006 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.