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2answers
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How can I confirm my name on a local network?

My local network name is usually myhostname.local, but sometimes other people on the network can't access me at that address and I have to give them my network IP address (which changes). How can I ...
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1answer
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avahi daemon constantly needs restarting

I have Ubuntu 11 running on a Thinkpad W520. Things work great, but not avahi-daemon. It seems that my laptop becomes invisible (ssh user@hostname.local can't find the laptop) to other computers on ...
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3answers
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How to troubleshoot a hostname problem?

I have a Ubuntu desktop PC and a Windows 7 laptop. They have network connection over a wifi router, which gives them local IP addresses. Both computers see each other when pinged by IP. The Ubuntu pc ...
3
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1answer
525 views

About the use of dotted hostname with avahi

Hi I recently discovered avahi. It help you when you when to resolve hostname for the local network. But in my situation i've got a issue. I decided to host a machine called "a.alpha" and a another ...
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4answers
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How to reach a host in the same network by hostname?

I have a network which connects a couple of hosts. I would like to be able to reach other hosts from one of them using the hostname. I just discovered the ".local" domain, which is available through ...