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I have a Remmina connection, setup like so: (either js-cc-10, or js-cc-10.local) enter image description here

When I try and connect, I get:

Couldn't convert 'js-cc-10' to host address

But, I can do:

dig js-cc-10.local

Which gives me the IP 192.168.x.x, and I CAN connect using Remmina by the IP address.

Can I make Remmina work via hostname, rather than IP address?

  • Did you actually try with js-cc-10.local rather than just js-cc-10? The .local suffix is significant (implies avahi/zeroconf lookup) – steeldriver Mar 15 '18 at 12:51
  • Does the command host hostname resolve correctly? Also, what is the output of the line starting with hosts: in /etc/nsswitch.conf? – ElderFuthark Mar 15 '18 at 12:56
  • Yeah, I tried with and without the .local suffix. host js-cc-10 says not found, host js-cc-10.local returns the correct IP address. The hosts line is hosts: files dns mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] – TMH Mar 15 '18 at 13:04
  • Can you ping the hostname, and does it show the correct IP when you do so? – NerdOfLinux Mar 15 '18 at 14:23
  • Yep, shows everything correctly. – TMH Mar 15 '18 at 14:41

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