Bit stuck here.
I have 2 machines that cannot resolve LAN hostsnames, unless there are specific entries in /etc/hosts
But other machines on the LAN can resolves hostnames.
- 1 x Cisco router runnning DD-WRT v24-sp2 with DNSMasq enabled. I've configured this with the hostnames and IPs on my LAN.
- 1 x Kubuntu 12.10 (resolves all hostnames correctly as long as they are entered into DNSMasq on the router)
2 x NAS (also resolve all names correctly)
1 x Ubuntu Server 12.04 (this does NOT resolve local hostnames unless they are entered into /etc/hosts)
- 1 x XBMCLive (Dharma) (same - does not resolve unless entries are in /etc/hosts)
How do I get the last 2 to use the DNSMasq entries on the router? Each machine is set to use the router as a nameserver, and all units resolve external addresses correctly.
some more info:
whilst on server, if I ping another PC (wstation)
$ ping wstation PING wstation.local.domain (x.x.x.x)
If I then append .local
$ ping wstation.local PING wstation.local.local.domain (x.x.x.x)
$ ping 10.0.0.4 PING 10.0.0.4 (10.0.0.4) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 10.0.0.4: icmp_req=1 ttl=64 time=0.387 ms 64 bytes from 10.0.0.4: icmp_req=2 ttl=64 time=0.316 ms 64 bytes from 10.0.0.4: icmp_req=3 ttl=64 time=0.312 ms 64 bytes from 10.0.0.4: icmp_req=4 ttl=64 time=0.280 ms 64 bytes from 10.0.0.4: icmp_req=5 ttl=64 time=0.322 ms ^C --- 10.0.0.4 ping statistics --- 5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 3998ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.280/0.323/0.387/0.038 ms