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Maybe the IP address resolves to something other than what you put in /etc/hosts. If you know C, can't you make a simple program that tests what happens if you ...
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    Maybe the IP address resolves to something other than what you put in /etc/hosts. If you know C, can't you make a simple program that tests what happens if you pass the IP address of the Windows computer to gethostbyaddr()?

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    Well, the 'host' command doesn't return any name for the Windows machine so that, more or less, explains it. Anyhow, I'm happy as long as I can get it to work in some form, whether by IP address or by host name so its problem solved as far as I'm concerned. Thanks again

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    The host command only searches the DNS servers, so that explains why it didn't get a name for the Windows computer.

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    Problems with VNC

    Make sure you check the firewall. Red Hat typically keeps its firewall closed so
    vnc server can't allow a connection

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    Welcome to the forums, datadude!

    Hey, this thread is 6 years old and way too old to be bringing it back up, so locking it...
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