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February 5th, 2009, 07:44 PM
Hi! I have a Ubuntu machine on the LAN that I can reach from Windows XP with putty (and also map Samba share) but I can't reach it from Ubuntu 8.10!

Can anyone give me a step by step on how to find it?

I don't know its address and the server name don't seem to work... I know it's turned on and I do have ssh installed on it...

Please help!

February 6th, 2009, 01:41 AM
How do you reach it from Windows - hostname? You can use Windows to ping the machine - It should respond with IP address - at least my server does...
Thgis (http://www.sigmundvoid.com/2007/08/netbios-names-and-ubuntu/) page goes into some details - and a possible solution.

February 6th, 2009, 08:26 AM
Yes, by hostname. It's not a Windows server though. It has Ubuntu 8.10 on it. I'll give it a shot in the weekend, thanks!