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Host: win 8

Virtualbox guest ubuntu 12.04 lts with bridged adapter

I cannot ping virtualbox guest ubuntu by hostname from host win8: ping guest-ubuntu but it's ok to ping guest-ubuntu.local and ping IPofguest-ubuntu

But I can ping host win8 from virtualbox guest ubuntu: ping host-win8

How could I ping by hostname?

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Hostname to IP mappings require NetBIOS name server nmbd to be running on your Windows host. You can do the other way around most likely your nmbd is running. –  Terry Wang Jun 25 '13 at 6:45
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