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Old 07-26-2015, 11:50 AM   #16
mike.adams
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I tried that, and still no joy.

It does actually resolve the host names from the hosts file, but still can ping only mac (192.168.1.3):

pi@testpi ~ $ ping mac
PING mac (192.168.1.3) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from mac (192.168.1.3): icmp_req=4 ttl=64 time=105 ms
^C

pi@testpi ~ $ ping bb
PING bb (192.168.1.40) 56(84) bytes of data.

(nothing)

but as you can see, it resolves correctly. This is the same as before, but I didn't think it through.

---------- Post added 07-26-15 at 05:51 PM ----------

127.0.1.1 testpi is there by default. The only options for multi are on or off.

I believe that the fundamental cause of this is the purging of dhcpcd5, which has had far reaching effects, and I know I could solve it all by doing the decent thing - ie, burning the card again and starting from scratch, but I would like to know what's happening. I will have learned nothing if I burn a card.

I'll try to find occurrences of '192.168.1.3' in text files, as this is the only lan address that is pingable.
 
  


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