Unknown Host <Linuxmachinename> / Unable to ping by host name
We have windows 98,win2000 and Linux connected in a workgroup. I can ping my Linux machine by ip address but not by host name.In the Windows Explorer of win 98 if i type the ip adrress i can browse my Linux shares..and consequently if i type machinename i am able to browse my shares.This is as far as Win98 behaviour is concerned . But i am unable to browse by ipaddr in Window 2000.
Net View \\<Linuxmachine> in Windows 98 shows all shares whereas not the same in Win 2000.
Also, i am still not able to ping by name from either machines.
Any help greatly appreciated.I am already at my wits end !!
Also, Firewall is turned off.