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    DNS error, Linux noob

    I connected to my school's wireless network a while back, named wireless.txstate.edu. I am back at home now on my wireless network, and I am trying to communicate with another box on the same network. I can obviously get online, but I seem to have some intranet networking errors. when I try to ping my second client (mythbox) I get this
    "mobo@entropy:~$ ping mythbox
    PING mythbox.wireless.txstate.edu (208.69.36.132) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from hit-nxdomain.opendns.com (208.69.36.132): icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=52.4 ms"
    ....so it looks like my PC (entropy) is tryiing to lookup the hostname mythbox using my router, using opendns, but I see the txstate wireless stuff in there, and I'm unsure why it is even appearing in the first place. I can just ping the IP of mythbox, but I want to use hostnames.

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    Re: DNS error, Linux noob

    Just add the ip address of the other computer to your /etc/hosts file eg:

    Code:
    192.168.1.200   mythbox
    change the ip address to match the ip address of mythbox.

    Jim

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    Re: DNS error, Linux noob

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    Just add the ip address of the other computer to your /etc/hosts file eg:

    Code:
    192.168.1.200   mythbox
    change the ip address to match the ip address of mythbox.

    Jim
    Been away, thanks. I'll try that when I get home. Can someone explain to me why my laptop was assigning the mythbox name to the wifi network name? Especially as I wasn't connected to it at the time.

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