Knowledgebase: Tips and tricks
Using Dynamic IP Adresses with PresSTORE
Posted by Sven Koester on 09 October 2008 9:13
When setting up a client in PresSTORE, an IP address or a hostname must be given in order to access the client via TCP/IP.

When using dynamic IP addressing, entering an IP address is not possible, because the client may get a different IP address each time it is restarted. To overcome this, PresSTORE supports to enter a hostname instead of an address where this hostname is to be resolved by the operating system.

A simple hostname resolution is performed by interpreting a static table given in
/etc/hosts (or \windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts on Windows), this table cannot be used either for dynamic IP addresses because it is a static table.

Usually, the dynamic hostname resolution is done by a DNS service. DNS stands for Dynamic Name Service. This service should be provided by that instance that provides the dynamic IP addresses, because that instance (a server or a sometimes an intelligent router) knows which dynamic IP address have been provided.

On Macs, there is an additional possibility using the Bonjour service:
In case the client is in the same subnet as the server (no router between server and client), the Bonjour name can be entered in PresSTORE. Usually that is a name formatted like
ZoranMac.local, please look up the clients Bonjour name in the Macs system preferences.



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