can't connect to .local hostnames

Phill Whiteside PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Sat Jun 23 02:59:18 UTC 2012


Could you raise this as a bug?

it seams like a regession, you know where to raise it :)

Regards,

Phill.

On 23 June 2012 03:29, Maps Backward <maps.backward at gmail.com> wrote:

> so i think i figured out my own problem. zeroconf issue. i was lacking
> avahi-daemon. i thought we had a dpkg -l somewhere but can't find it on the
> wiki. in any case my old box that i upgraded from 11.10 → 12.04 had it. so
> i installed it on the new box (XP → 12.04) and problem solved. is this
> supposed to be installed??
>
> wxl
>
>
> On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 12:29 AM, Maps Backward <maps.backward at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> this is really unlikely to be an issue with Lubuntu, but you guys are
>> always so helpful, i thought it might be a good place to turn.
>>
>> so here's my deal: i just got a free Asus eeePC 1005ha. it used to have
>> XP on it until i wiped it and threw 12.04 on it. however, there was a
>> problem connecting to .local address. the other machines in the house don't
>> have this problem e.g. say my main Lubuntu box has hostname foobar and so i
>> can easily ping, ssh, sftp, etc. to foobar.local with any other machine.
>>
>> well, problem still exists in Lubuntu. i'm thinking this really may be a
>> problem with the machine itself considering this problem has crossed OS's
>> now, but thought i'd see if anyone has any ideas.
>>
>> oh: and IP is provided by router's built-in DHCP. i know, i should
>> probably disable that, but it is what it is. i have a whole boatload of
>> other machines in the house right now and none of them seem to have this
>> problem. i should also add that if i look at the DHCP client leases,
>> there's the right IP with the right hostname. it SHOULD work. but doesn't.
>>
>> anyone??? even a suggestion of who to ask would be nice. thanks in
>> advance,
>>
>> wxl
>>
>
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