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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
Server:     123.45.67.89
Address:    123.45.67.89#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:   my.name
Address: 10.20.30.40

I can reach it (via ping) by the IP address (10.20.30.40) 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?

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    Is this a server installation? To close voters: 10.04.4 is on topic till 2015. – Rinzwind May 12 '14 at 9:36
  • yes, server installation – amphibient May 12 '14 at 16:38
  • Edit your question with a traceroute to each address. – Braiam May 12 '14 at 17:19
  • What do you get when you ping the name? Does ping resolve the name correctly? – Rick Chatham Aug 18 '14 at 16:18
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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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