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ping debian hostname
We have some debian 5 based machines, which I would like to move from static to dhcp addressing. This is because they will be moved to different locations, where routers may vary etc.
I have set a hostname (/bin/hostname), but when I try to ping that hostname, it says unknown host. If i try to ping hostname.local it works, but only for that machine. I need it to be reach able by the other machines.
The only cure I've found only was to enter the IP into the hosts file, but due to me needing dhcp, this isnt ideal.
Can anyone shed any light onto this?
below are my network configs.
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
# have also tried this with router IP
probably you think DNS works the same as netbios
you need the dhcp server to register the clients in a local dns, which you will have to use in order to ping the others