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Old 07-06-2004, 04:32 PM   #1
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linux can't resolve hostname from another linux box

I seem to be having a problem with name resolution on our internal network. We are using several dns servers for name resolution. We are primarily a windows shop (dns is running on a windows server), but we do have two linux machines that we use as internal web servers. My problem is that I can ping the host name of either linux machine from any windows machine and I can ping any windows machine from either of the linux machines, but I can't ping one of the linux machines from another linux machine. I can connect using the ip address, but not the hostname. I'm using Fedora Core 2 on both of the linux boxes. Any suggestions?

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Can it resolve other dns addresses? Check that your dns configuration is correct in:
Old 07-06-2004, 08:47 PM   #3
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It's resolving some dns entries. It's resolving the entries for windows machines, but not for other linux machines.
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you may have to manually add the entries for the linux hosts on the Windows DNS Servers.
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I can do that if I need to, but if they aren't registering properly then why can the windows clients resolve the name of the linux clients?


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