I have dynamically issued IP addresses on my network and would like to keep it like that for now. However i would like to be able to mount network drives and ping other computers on the network using computer names rather than IP addresses. I can do this no problem from a windows box but not from a linux box. I believe this is because windows has a DNS built in and configured to work automatically but linux doesn't?
I have had a search for setting up a DNS but it seems to involve bind and lots of config file editing so i wondered if there was any software available to automate setting up a DNS on my Pi? Failing that is there an easier way to do what i am trying to do?