i've set up a dnsmasq as a local dns server. the problem that i am having is that other pachines on this network can only find host names if a dot (.) is appended to the end of the name:
for example : http://test-server/ is found on the server machine that has dnsmasq running but to open it on windows machine we have to to : http://test-server./ .
my /etc/hosts file looks like this:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.1.14 test-server.localdomain test-server
# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
any suggestions are greatly appreciated, thanks;