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RileyTheWiley 12-26-2012 05:34 PM

Can see Linux box on LAN by IP address but not name
 
Title says it all ...
Cast of characters:
VENTRIS, a Win 8 machine, fully network aware.
ATTICUS, running Fedora 14 on old hardware, newly installed and booted.
Router/gateway, unnamed.
DHCP server. Provided by ISP (?), accessible through gateway.

Both machines can load web pages. Both can ping remote hosts by IP or hostname. Each can ping the other by IP address.

Neither can ping each other by name. 'ping ventris' from atticus returns 'Unknown host name' and vice versa.

What do I need to do? All I want to do is open a putty window on Ventris to manage Atticus remotely.

RDeW

custangro 12-26-2012 06:01 PM

You need to either set up a DNS server or manually add the hostname/ip in the hosts file

RileyTheWiley 12-26-2012 06:13 PM

Reset?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by custangro (Post 4857359)
You need to either set up a DNS server or manually add the hostname/ip in the hosts file

Don't I need to reset something to flush out old settings?


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