Using hostnames to determine data route
Posted on 2002-06-17
I currently have a Linksys router which allows me to share my high-speed cable modem over two wired PowerMac G4 towers and two wireless Airport (802.11b / WiFi) iBook laptops.
I'm using NAT, naturally, so that all my 4 computers appear as though they are coming from a single IP to the outside world. The problem is, I would like to allow internet users to connect to my 4 individual computers to access services such as file sharing, web servers, etc...
My Linksys router includes a feature that let's me DMZ (demilitarize) a single host, so that any incoming connections are routed to that computer. I would like to apply that same principle to all four computers, with one important detail: the hostname would determine which computer to connect to.
So, for instance, I would like to get 4 dynamic IP addresses that all point to my router, and then the router would decide, based on the hostname, which computer to route the packets to.
Is this possible without comitting one computer to be always on?