On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 10:26 AM, Tim Fletcher <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Can you use mDNS aka Bonjour aka Avahi depending on the flavor of theOn Wed, 2012-03-28 at 09:44 -0600, Michael Coffman wrote:
> We have been using backuppc with great success until recently.
> Our company has been mucking around with DHCP and DDNS configuration
> to support users migrating from a remote login to wireless to
> hardwired ( I have not control or authority into this
> The end result is that backuppc for very mobile users seems to be
> perpetually broken. As their laptop moves around it gets multiple
> IPs associated with it and the forward-reverse lookups don't always
> work. We have even had the case of a users laptop getting the IP
> that had previously belong to another system and the IP had not been
> flushed from DDNS cleanly - end result was laptop A backed up into the
> location form laptop B. Has anyone else had to deal with this?
> Any creative ideas for preventing this previous issue or for dealing
> with ever changing system names? I believe that the right answer is
> to fix our DHCP/DNS/DDNS environment, but I dont' think that's going
> to happen. I am about ready to bail on backuppc for our highly
> mobile users :( Not sure what I expect from the list, just kind of
> grasping at straws at this point.
If you can ping <machinename>.local then you might have a chance to make
it work as the machine (normally) is the one that is replying to the
Tim Fletcher <email@example.com>