Dealing with roaming machines

Gert Doering gert at
Wed Dec 24 10:08:40 EST 2014


On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 11:52:49AM -0800, Dan Kaminsky wrote:
> That's a good point. DHCP allows you to set DNS search parameters. So as
> long as each location sets different search, "ssh fishbowl" will in fact
> resolve to the proper local FQDN.

Nico isn't understanding the original question :-)

Martin's laptop is travelling, and he want to be able to SSH *to* the
laptop.  So "DHCP telling the laptop where it is" is not the answer to
"how does the outside world know where to reach the laptop".

DynDNS is one approach, or "have OpenSSH query 3 different FQDNs
and try to connect to them in sequence" (which was the original question).

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