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ubuntu server not resolving LAN hostnames

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. My LAN: 1 x Cisco ...
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can't /etc/hosts be set up automatically?

what I need is: automatically add mac-addresses to some file and manually add the hostnames assigned to them, and a script will then scan my home LAN for those mac-addresses and populate the ...