firewall rules for google earth

James Tappin sjt at
Tue Apr 29 14:03:56 UTC 2008

On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 09:55:51 -0400
Kim Goldenberg <kgoldenberg at> wrote:

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

With the medibuntu packages, the dependency has now been added.

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