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Thread: cant ping windows box hostname unless I add .local

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    Re: cant ping windows box hostname unless I add .local

    Quote Originally Posted by g3k0 View Post
    I was able to get it to work automatically after reading a blog on the subject. What I had to do was add 'wins' to a line in /etc/nsswitch.conf
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    hosts:          files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] wins dns mdns4
    install winbind
    install samba

    Thanks for the help everyone.
    Ah that makes sense. We would have needed more information about your network to figure that out. Thats what I have to do at work.

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    Re: cant ping windows box hostname unless I add .local

    Quote Originally Posted by _Mark_ View Post
    There's a delayed echo in this thread
    I would love to hear a simultaneous one.
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    The post above and the post below suffer from the Rashomon effect!

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