I have a media/file server running Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, connected via cable directly to a DSL router, which also acts as a network switch.
The router uses DHCP to dynamically assign IP addresses. I'd like to keep it as such, if possible. I have friends come in and it's easier for them to connect.
From my desktop (Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx) I connect via wireless to the router. I can ping the media server and ssh into it using it's IP, but it fails when I use the hostname.
When I ping and ssh wirelessly from my Netbook (Crunchbang Linux), it strangely enough works using the media server's hostname.
That said, I believe it may not be a router configuration issue, but something on my desktop I have to configure.
I tried turning off the firewall, on both sides (
sudo ufw enable/disable).
What else can I check or try? Thanks 🙂
sudo apt-get install winbind
You probably want to add 'wins' where it says "hosts:" in /etc/nsswitch.conf