In order to test my web development work, I've setup a Linux VM on my computer. I'm using Adapter Bridging (instead of NAT) so that I don't have to worry about setting up port forwarding. It works well; the VM receives an IP Address and is able to access the network.
I mainly access the VM via SSH. However the IP Address has the potential to change since my work uses DHCP. I don't want to have to update my "hosts" file on my Windows PC every time. Instead, I'd like the Linux VM to simply "broadcast" its hostname over the local Windows network just like Windows machines do.
I thought that installing Samba would accomplish this, but either I was wrong, or there's some configuration I've yet to do before this can be accomplished.
I don't have access to the router that assigns the IP addresses, so I'm hoping to find some way to modify the Linux/Samba config to simply broadcast the hostname (or have the Linux host respond to requests for that hostname on the network).
How can I accomplish this? Thanks!
Note: I'm using Fedora 13.