-Various Red Hat 9/Windows XP PCs on the LAN
-One Windows XP PC is connected to the Internet via an ADSL modem,
Windows XP automatic LAN creation has been successfully run on this computer.
-All PCs of the LAN are assigned addresses like 192.168.0.xxx
-All PCs can connect to the Internet
-All PCs can connect between each other
And that's OK.
Now the questions.
1)What kind of addresses are 192.168.0.xxx? On what basis are they assigned? It seems to me they are local address... But if it were so, how can the LAN computers connect to the internet?
2)How can I use host names in place of IP addresses? They're not always the same for the same machine. If I assing a name to a Linux machine and try to connect to it from another, the name is not recognized, as if the correspondence name-IP adddress is not recorded anywhere.
Thank you in advance,