Unable to resolve host by name

Bob Cortez rjcortez at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 00:44:01 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 3:11 PM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> On 11/25/2008 03:46 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > --- On Tue, 11/25/08, Bob Cortez <rjcortez at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> From: Bob Cortez <rjcortez at gmail.com>
> >> Subject: Unable to resolve host by name
> >> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <
> ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> >> Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 5:19 PM
> >> Connecting two computers on a local network, both running
> >> intrepid.  Had
> >> this working in 8.04.
> >>
> >> The server is media contents of /etc/hosts includes
> >>
> >>  localhost media
> >>  media
> >>
> > I think part of your issue is in the above hosts file. IINM, media should
> only be in the I only have localhost in and my
> hostname in  HTH,
> >
> That's incorrect. The hosts file looks fine.
> The issue is most likely:
> "media.local::5900"
> This should be: media and/or the IP of media.
> So, open RDP and :
> Host: media
> Port: 5900
> Connect.
> or
> Host: <IP address of media>
> Port: 5900
> Connect.
> Make sure that you can actually ping 'media'.

Well I'm unable to ping media, so I guess I need to start with that.  I
assigned a static IP of to media and I can successfully ping
the IP.

When you say "open RDP" I'm not sure what you're referring to.  Are you
talking about a terminal command or a GUI.  I don't know the terminal
command, and none of my GUI applications seem to have those options.

I am able to use the Terminal Service Client with the IP and VNC as the
protocol to access and control the media desktop now.  Thanks NoOp.

But it still seems like I don't have something set up correctly because I
should be able to access it with "media" using RDP.  The other issue I'm
having is that I'm no longer able to share disks on media over the LAN.

Thanks again for your continued assistance.

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