kubuntu won't ping my debian server

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at bmarsh.com
Mon Aug 25 16:13:11 UTC 2008

On Monday 25 August 2008, Dexter Filmore wrote:
> I have no local DNS set up unless m0n0wall provides it - I was told it
> didn't. Question is: when all the debians are up, how do they actually
> resolve their names when there's no DNS around?
> And of course: why doesn't it work from Kubuntu?

They probably use the /etc/hosts file.

If you put your local names in that file (on all machines), their addresses 
will resolve ok.   (assuming you are using  static IP addresses)

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