I'm trying to SSH another machine on my LAN using the hostname because the local IP address gets re-assigned somewhat regularly (we have issues with our ISP and frequently have to reset our network).
I have a laptop with the login
freedom@flex15 and currently local IP
and I have a desktop I am trying to connect to for file transfer with the login
freedom@barton and local IP
I think I just need some formatting clarification on how to connect using hostname. All the guides I read say to use something like:
but if I try:
I get this error:
Oops! Something went wrong. Unable to find the requested location. Please check the spelling or the network settings.
However, when using:
It works fine. So I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here because all the documentation says I can use ssh://hostname or ssh://username@hostname or something like that. It would be ideal to have some way to specific this machine that does not involve the IP address. Thank you.