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 From:  sai <sonicsai at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Lee B." <leeb00 at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  "Monowall Email List" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Name resolution problem on Lan
 Date:  Mon, 20 Feb 2006 15:46:16 +0500
On 2/20/06, Lee B. <leeb00 at gmail dot com> wrote:
> I'm having intermittent problems with name resolution on my lan. One
> host can't ping another by host name. But sometimes they can... very
> odd. This is a small, home lan with four computers (2 pcs, 2 Linux, 1
> Vonage, dhcp, all w/static lease mappings).
>
> I'm no network expert, and I would like to know if there's some
> configuration I'm overlooking on M0n0wall (v1.21 Generic PC, CF boot) or
> the PCs.
>
> Just now I couldn't ping my desktop PC from my laptop (using host name),
> but I could ping the IP address. Then I tried pinging by host name again
> and it worked!
>
> In the past I've always been able to ping by host name, but never by
> FQDN. "Ping pc1" works, but "ping pc1.myhouse.local" never has. I can
> live with that, but I'm including it here in case it throw up a flag.
> Lately pinging by host name usually fails... I would really like this to
> work.
>
> In m0n0wall I have "Enable DNS forwarded" checked, and "Register DHCP
> leases in DNS forwarder" checked.
>
> So does this problem point to anything obvious? Thanks for any ideas you
> may have.
>

If your PCs are MS-Windows then I can confirm from personal experience
that MS has a very strange implementation of DNS and causes huge
problems.

sai