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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] DHCP and DNS issues
 Date:  Tue, 27 Sep 2005 00:28:03 -0400
On 9/26/05, Jonathan Mezach <jmezach at home dot nl> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been using m0n0wall for quite some time now. I used to run the 1.0
> version on an old PC booting it from a CD. It's been working fine for a year
> or so, but now I'm having an issue. I've recently upgraded my own machine
> (from Slackware Linux 10.1 to 10.2 (kernel 2.4.31, custom compiled)) and I
> think the issues started then, but I'm not sure.
> I used to be able to go to \\<hostname of my desktop> from my laptop
> (running Windows XP) and it worked fine, but now it stopped working. So I
> checked out my configuration, but it hadn't changed. So I then went to have
> a look at the DHCP leases, but there wasn't one there for my machine. So I
> tried to release and renew the IP address a couple of times, to no effect. I
> was quite puzzled, cause it used to work great and I didn't change anything
> to the m0n0wall configuration.

Static DHCP assignments don't show up in the leases file, and hence
not in the GUI.  Can you ping your desktop by its hostname?  Sounds
like maybe its name is not getting registered in DNS for some reason.