My problem is that my Ubuntu machine seems to have its FQDN setup correctly, yet I cannot ping the FQDN from a windows machine on the same network.
Output of various commands on my Ubuntu machine:
hostname : test hostname -d : testdomain.com hostname -f : test.testdomain.com
My Ubuntu version is 13.04.
Relevant line in /etc/hosts:
127.0.1.1 test.testdomain.com test
Hosts line from /etc/nsswitch.conf:
hosts: files dns
Line from /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf:
send host-name = gethostname();
Now, my network uses Windows DNS servers and I found this bug report that contains what looks like a relevant issue. It was fixed in isc-dhcp - 4.2.4-1ubuntu10.2
Ubuntu 13.04 comes with 4.2.4-5ubuntu2
My question is: How do I get this to work so that the Windows DNS Server gets successfully updated with the IP address and FQDN of the ubuntu machine?