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Eliminate Hard-coded Static IP Addresses

We're relatively new users and I anticipate our network will evolve as we get more experienced. That may mean needing to change the static IP address of the camera at some point and breaking lots of existing stuff.


To guard against this, I've added an entry to the hosts file to map the static IP address to a hostname, e.g. "cambot"


I can use this hostname in all my CGI commands we embed in OBS scenes. But I did have to hack the OBS browser docks to allow entering a hostname instead of an IP address in the settings. 


Everything works great with the hostname, and if I ever need to change the static IP address of the camera, I only have to edit the hosts file with the new address.


So the request is to allow in the various user interfaces entering a hostname OR an IP address. 

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