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Old 10-15-2003, 10:04 PM   #1
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Linksys Router and host not found

I installed linksys WRT54G and have three machines on my network 2 windows and one linux (Red Hat Advanced Server). Windows machines use DHCP provided by the router, my linux machine I gave it's own IP. I can ping the linux with the ip but not the host name.
Old 10-15-2003, 10:15 PM   #2
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you have to put the window computer name to the linux computer at /etc/hosts

like this : windowcomputername
Old 10-17-2003, 09:35 PM   #3
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To clarify: I can ping the Linux machine from windows using the IP not the hostname and was wondering why the Linux hostname is not reconized by my window machines
Old 10-17-2003, 10:26 PM   #4
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Windoze machines use DNS servers and the host file - C:\WINDOWS\HOSTS - (note, not hosts.txt, just hosts, without any extensions) on Windoze 9x (NB: the host file overrides the DNS servers by default).

Anyway... if you want your Windoze machines to recognize yoru Linux machine's hostname, they must be able to translate the hostname to an IP address somehow. Just because you told the Linux machine that its hostname is "whatever", doesn't mean that all the other machines on the network know that.

You have two solutions: either run your own DNS server or simply edit all the HOSTS files on all of the machines to reflect the hostname to IP address mappings of all the machines on your network.

Hope this helps...


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