I am trying to connect to a network resource from my 10.04.4 VM (VMware Fusion) but the destination is unreachable by name.

What is weird is that the name is visible in DNS:

>nslookup my.name

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:   my.name

I can reach it (via ping) by the IP address ( but not the name and I thought that was weird because the DNS clearly resolves the name. What can I do to enable access to this resource via the name?

  • 2
    Is this a server installation? To close voters: 10.04.4 is on topic till 2015.
    – Rinzwind
    May 12, 2014 at 9:36
  • yes, server installation
    – amphibient
    May 12, 2014 at 16:38
  • Edit your question with a traceroute to each address.
    – Braiam
    May 12, 2014 at 17:19
  • What do you get when you ping the name? Does ping resolve the name correctly? Aug 18, 2014 at 16:18

1 Answer 1


I would try the basics first.

Do you have a name caching daemon installed. If so:

/etc/init.d/nscd restart

Next check if you have some iptables rule causing this.

iptables -F

That would flush your rules, and from there try again.

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