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Old 05-03-2011, 08:50 AM   #1
laredotornado
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Can't contact machine by its hostname


Hi,

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.0.4 (from 10). In my /etc/hostname file, I defined my machine's name, "my-machine". From the server, I'm able to SSH to myself,

ssh dave@my-machine

However, from another machine in the same network, I'm not able to SSH

Code:
davea-mbp2:systems davea$ ssh dave@my-machine
ssh: Could not resolve hostname my-machine: nodename nor servname provided, or not known
However, I'm able to SSH in using the machine's IP address. Any ideas how I get my machine name recognized on the network?

Thanks, - Dave
 
Old 05-03-2011, 08:58 AM   #2
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Add it to the config on your router or DNS server? Or Add my-machine to your /etc/hosts file on each server.
 
  


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