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cammalo
November 4th, 2010, 02:17 AM
Hi Guys,

I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 and using it on a Windows Network.

I cannot ping any localhosts on the network using computer name but can ping using the IP Address.

I can ping the hosts via hostname from a windows machine fine, just not from Ubuntu

I can ping external websites using hostname like www.google.com (http://www.google.com)

Any idea how i can fix this?

My resolve.conf file is as follows.

# Generated by NetworkManager
nameserver 192.168.95.253
nameserver 192.168.95.234


Thanks

sully101
November 4th, 2010, 05:42 AM
Try this post. there are several solutions. the last post is particularly helpful.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=262876