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i am setting up samba, i can ping windows to linux ip but not hostname. on linux to windows i can ping ip and hostname. have i changed the right files? the error i get when trying to enter linux through windows is "cant find path" so im thinking it might have something to do with the hostname?????????? the hostname is changed so far as i can tell. except when i try to ping the hostname. i read somewhere to change the resolv.conf but still the same error
does redhat 8 have firewall setting that i have to change???
i have just ping the old hostname and it timed out?? i must have not changed the hostname properly? anyone know the files that i have to modify for redhat 8
my network is connected through a cross over cable( only 2 comps) im not sure what type of network it is called. is it locally?
im not sure how linux dns works but its pinging my windows comp (hostname and ip). my windows comp cant ping my linux comp (hostname) but can ping the ip.
i left the dns blank in windows cause i dont know how to set it. is this the problem? and how do i set it?
if i want windows to recognise the hostname of my linux comp. could i just add the linux comp ip address in the dns text box for winxp? or does the dns have to be something different. i just want windows to recognise the hostname of my linux comp.
i found a file on windows called c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 126.96.36.199 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 188.8.131.52 x.acme.com # x client host