Another networking problem
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Thu Dec 11 20:35:32 UTC 2008
John French wrote:
> Mark Haney wrote :
>> I'd certainly say the problem is name resolution. What I"m curious
>> is how the Windows machines can ping by name? Is it able to ping by
>> FQDN? Or by just hostname? What does /etc/resolv.conf say?
> That's fascinating ! I had been pinging from Windows with just the
> hostname (E50, etc.), and that worked. If I use the FQDN, it goes off
> to 188.8.131.52.
I may be off-base, as I missed most of this discussion, but doesn't
windows try NetBIOS name lookups first - so if the destination is either
a windows machine or a linux machine running Samba, it may be found even
when DNS isn't working
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