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Posted · Original PosterOP

After watching the cheap CCTV set up a few times i decided to install motioneye os on a ubuntu VM on my local server, with some ras pi zero W cameras.

 

Which so far I've got working just fine, but now I need to make it girlfriend friendly, she has no interest in an IP address so I was trying to workout how i can just give her a URL she'll understand ie 'www.myaddress.local.

 

I've got the idea from a company I used to work for that had there intranet address pointed to a '.local. URL.

 

Thanks in advance with any advice given!

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Depending on the implementation of their router, you might be able to add it to the local DNS (so it knows myaddress.local = whatever IP).


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You could put an entry like that in her hosts file

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

there's no extension but it's a text file

Just go:
<IP> <URL>

like for example

192.168.0.15 mydeviceIcantrememberanIPfor.com

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My former Verizon router has a DNS manager in lieu of loopback so you could do what @Ryan_Vickers said, but at the router level.

See if your router has anything like that.


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