View Full Version : [ubuntu] Intrepid: IP's no reverse order?

November 16th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Hi all

When i've installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop, i noticed i couldn't connect to my XP box via RDP. I was trying to use it's host name, let's say "xpto".

It's internal IP Address should be Then, trying to ping, i noticed the problem:

myself@mylap:~$ ping xpto
PING xpto ( 56(84) bytes of data.

So I try on RDP, and the it worked. Why is the machine's IP addess reversed? What could cause it? What could it be for?

We have a Vista laptop here, and a ping to "xpto" returns responses from right away.

I'm no expert on networking - not even close actually - maybe this is somehow normal on some networks, but it doesn't make any sense to me.

Any ideas on this? Something Ubuntu does while handling Windows networks I should know about?