View Full Version : [all variants] [SOLVED] internal DNS and NETBIOS

June 29th, 2008, 05:33 AM
Ok, so what I would like to do is whan I do a command like this for example:

ping bob

(bob = computer on my internal network)

My machine will know what I am talking about and ping it. As it stands right now I have to use IP address all the time. There seems to be no internal DNS resolution. Can anyone steer me in the right direction so I can set it up?


June 29th, 2008, 06:42 AM
Add bob to your hosts file.
gksudo gedit /etc/hosts

IP.address bob

Make sure there is an empty line at the end of the file - press return at the end of the last line. Otherwise, there may be a problem reading the last line.

July 17th, 2008, 05:00 PM
This worked perfectly. Thanks