Originally Posted by iostreamproductions
So I setup a mini network at work. it involves 3 windows machines and 1 red hat enterprise 4 edition of linux.
All of them are virtualized on the SAME system using VMware. All of the windows systems are networked together and can talk with one another, but then again, they are in a private network of their own.
the Red Hat system has full access to the internet and can get on the internet just fine. the RH system can ping other systems on the network at work. including the laptop that i work from.
little side note: all the computers at work currently reside on the same domain.
the thing is. i can ping the red hat system from my laptop but only by IP. everyone else i can ping by name, the red hat system can ping everyone by name, but nothing can ping the red hat system by name. only by IP.
the system's name is rhws4-x64-vm and its IP is 188.8.131.52
here is some results
(from windows machine that is on the domain dlogics.com)
ping 184.108.40.206 - works just fine
ping rhws4-x64-vm - times out no response
ping rhws4-x64-vm.dlogics.com - automatically says it cant be found
(from the red hat system which is on dlogics.com)
ping dev-backup-lap - works fine
ping by IP - works fine
and once again the red hat system CAN get on the internet without a problem.
any help would be appreciated.
Either your systems aren't set up in DNS, or you have a problem in your /etc/resolv.conf, telling Linux where to get DNS info from. Check that file, and see if your DNS stuff is correct.
A quick-fix solution would be to add your Windows boxes names/addresses to the /etc/hosts file.