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Old 01-08-2005, 04:53 AM   #1
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Hostname/Routing problems with home network


Hi all,

I have recently installed SUSE and can't seem to get many bits to work that seemed to work fine the first time I installed it (I had to wipe and re-instal because I got hacked).

First of all, I have got apache up and running and it works fine if I enter my machines ip address in Internet Explorer/Firefox on another machine - but not when I enter http://linux/ Linux is the hostname of my linux box (at least thats what the command hostname tells me!) - but I doesn't seem to work. Any ideas?

Also, I used to be able to type ping ROBPC at the command line - which would ping the computer called ROBPC. Now that gives an error saying "Unknown host" but ping 192.168.0.4 (the computers IP) works fine.

I probably had these problems the first time I installed - and managed to sort them - I just can't remember how.

Thanks in advance

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Old 01-08-2005, 05:23 AM   #2
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hi

u need to setup DNS or SNAT(not sure of it) for this
after all all how can other machines on ur network resolve UR name--->ipaddress???

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Old 01-08-2005, 05:24 AM   #3
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Right........but 1) How did it manage to work before and 2) How do I do that when I am using a router that uses DHCP?

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Old 01-08-2005, 05:38 AM   #4
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one way it can work i think is

when u are a part of the same workgroup or domain
then u can access other machines with their hostname after they are cached by the machines i think

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Old 01-08-2005, 05:39 AM   #5
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I have made sure I am part of the same workgroup and domain as the other machines.

How do I make sure they cache me?

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Old 01-08-2005, 05:47 AM   #6
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i believe u have configured samba
so what hostname of ur machine u see in ur workgroup/domain for ur machine??

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Old 01-08-2005, 05:52 AM   #7
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I have set samba up but can't seem to access my shares from my Windows machine.

The workgroup is set as home - which is the same as the workgroup for all my other computers.

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Old 01-08-2005, 06:05 AM   #8
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i think that is the problem

haeb u set this option correclty in samba??

remote announce = 192.168.0.255 192.168.2.44

i have my network 192.168.0.0 so i have mentioned that

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Old 01-08-2005, 06:08 AM   #9
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I will try that.

I definitly didn't need that statement last time I installed.

What is the 192.168.2.44? Is that the IP of the machine I'm running the server on?

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Old 01-08-2005, 06:13 AM   #10
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u can safely remove that 192.168.2 if ur network is different

the problem i think is that u can access from windows ur linux machine by IP address but not by hostname right???
 
Old 01-08-2005, 06:19 AM   #11
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Yep.

I can ping any other machine on my network (windows or linux) by its IP but not by its hostname - which leads me to suspect its not just samba at fault.

Samba doesn't seem to be working for accessing my linux shares from my windows machine. I have even copied over the config file from the backup of my old system and it still doesn't work!

Robin
 
Old 01-08-2005, 06:22 AM   #12
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I have just got samba working - the firewall was blocking the samba port!

Pinging machines via their IP address still won't work though!

Robin
 
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P.S. Accessing the webserver via http://linux/ also works - but as I said - ping ROBPC doesn't!

Suprisingly smbclient -L ROBPC works - even though ping doesn't!
 
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do u have any Firewall running???
 
Old 01-08-2005, 07:39 AM   #15
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I do have a firewall running on my linux box - but the ping doesn't work even if the firewall is completely off.

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