Unable to reach server via hostname only IP
I posted this over at the ubuntu forums but am not having any luck. Since I'm not having any luck there I thought I'd try here. Maybe for some reason it's a router issue and not a server issue. Can post any sort of output needed. I'm going out on a limb posting this here. I doubt it's the router since I can access my router via https://pfsense
Here is the setup.
PfSense as the firewall/router.
1 Desktop running Vista
2 Laptops (wireless) running vista and XP/ubuntu
1 Ubuntu 8.10 Server.
I'm using DHCP on my server with mac assigned IPs from the router.
I have Samba installed and working.
I'm unable to ping via hostname from server to windows machine.
I'm able to ping my server when I use an IP. This however, wasn't always the case. About a week ago I was running off a DD WRT linksys router and everything was going great. One day, out of the blue I wasn't able to reach my server via hostname.
I checked my basic settings. Everything seemed right.
I checked my winbind settings. All great.
Checked my dhclient.conf for send hostname. All fine.
Tried adding .local to the end of the hostname and no luck.
When I try and ping from windows I get this.
Ping request could not find host storage01. Please check the name and try again.
Maybe I'll get lucky and find a linux guy here ;D
Is the hostname listed in status -> DHCP leases
Not much of a post http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,12767.0.html
I do recall having some problem on a ubuntu server with it's hostname not showing in pfSense, but just can't recall what I did or didn't do….....
It is listed. When I set up my static DHCP lease I made sure to put in a hostname.
I'll look thru that post and see if I get any further.
It's driving me nuts!