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I am using Redhat 7.1 Linux, I am new to linux, I have configured network setting on Linux machine with same the same Ip addressing scheme what I have winodws network . Now I am trying to ping linux machine with its name . it does not though it ping by its ip address. e.g I am sitting on win95 m/c giving
Ping Linserver (here linserver is linux server name)
it gives error
ping 192.168.0.150 (ip address of Linserver)
ping reply well ...
I have tried making entry in hosts and lmhosts files on win95 but it did not help..
You may have made a mistake on the MS 95 hosts file, try to reboot the 95 box. See if you are using a WINS server for naming, I think this system uses a centralised database of hostnames, I can't remember how it works!
Just a suggestion, your Win2k server has a WINS server IP address entry on ethernet lan card, could it be that your 95 host is automatically searching this address for hostnames, it is a misconfiguration some where, you can ping address, so that just leaves the hostname files on either 2k or 95 or both are wrong!! I would add the Linux box and the 95 hostnames and addresses to /etc/hosts also.
Distribution: Lots of distros in the past, now Linux Mint
Also, if you have samba set up, are your linux and w2k machines arguing over which one is in control of translating names to IP addresses? If they both default to the same netbios resource types, this can cause you headaches.