device name in network (NetBIOS)

I’m new here.
Is it possible to set a name to beagleboard, so I can access to the web server with a name (“beagle.board” or like “”) instead of IP?

Thanks for help.

I had the same issue (with BBB), the answer was two fold

  1. Set the host name in /etc/hostname
  2. opkg install samba

Be aware samba is a rather huge package to just get netBIOS out of, but the only package I found that would work (let me know if you find something more light weight). It does of course come with the added ability to access access window shares from the BBB if that is of interest to you.