firewall rules for google earth

Kim Goldenberg kgoldenberg at
Tue Apr 29 13:55:51 UTC 2008

Luca Ferrari wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've got an ubuntu machine that works as gateway for a lan of pcs, but I'm not 
> able to access to google earth from anyone of the clients. The program says 
> I've a problem contacting the server, but I cannot figure out what the 
> problem could be. I've inserted a rule to forward the traffic from the lan to 
>, but it does not work. Any suggestion? 
> Thanks,
> Luca
If you are running the x64 version of Hardy, you have to install package 
lib32nss-mdns; this adds Multicast DNS name resolution in the 32-bit 
arena, and Google Earth works after that. (Found on UbubtuForums through 
  Google last night).

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