Unable to resolve host by name

Bob Cortez rjcortez at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 02:03:52 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 4:37 PM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> On 11/25/2008 04:44 PM, Bob Cortez wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 3:11 PM, NoOp <snip> wrote:
> [snip]
> >> 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.
> No terminal command; Sorry I should have been more clear. I have two gui
> applications (Applications|Internet|Remote Desktop Viewer (Remote
> Desktop Viewer 0.5.1) and thought that was what you were referring to.
> The other is 'Terminal Server Client' (that's the one I use most often).

I'm using Remote Desktop Viewer 2.24.1 and tsclient 0.150 neither of which
appear to have the field settings you referred to.

> >
> > 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.
> Cool. Given that you have set a fixed IP for 'media', go back and modify
> your /etc/hosts file to include the IP. Example:
>  localhost media
>  media
> media
> (I'm assuming that 'media' is the host name).
> And then try pinging 'media'
> ping media

Did that.  Still can't ping 'media'

> >
> > 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.
> Ah. That's a problem. Try doing so after you modify /etc/hosts to
> include 'media' & let us know if there is any change.

Made the changes.  Still can't ping media, still no access to shared drives
on media.

Thanks again.

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