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sarajevo 05-24-2008 03:52 PM

Unable to connect to machine via hostname, DNSs seems ok
Hi people,

I spent a lot of time, trying to resolve what could be a problem I have but without success. So I will try to describe situation I have and I hope someone will see what I cannot see.
So, I have an linux machine in my network. I installed debian on it and it is fine. During installation I was offered to configure net. with dhcp and settings for domain. I got ip address and I can log into machine using ip address. The problem is, the address is dhcp dependent so change daily-I am not responsible for dhcp/dns server. In my /etc/resolv.conf I have name servers as on some win machines, and for them is possible to log to them using either ip address or hostname.
When I do as root on linux machine #host host_ip dns_ip
I got
Using domain server:
Name: host_ip
Address: dns_ip#53

Host not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

#hostname -d
I got domain name...
#hostname -s
I got hostname

I read many forums, mailing lists, docs, but still cannot to resolv this issues and log into machine using hostname.
Any suggestion is welcome

Thank you in advance.

rtspitz 05-24-2008 06:08 PM

it seems the dns records for your ip are not present/totally correct.
maybe your dhcp server does not auto update the dns records.

time to call the admin.

sarajevo 05-25-2008 01:46 AM

I am suspecting that dns refreshes are missing.

Thank you for answer.


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