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 From:  Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] where's my DNS? (can't ping host)
 Date:  Mon, 25 Aug 2008 12:39:27 -0500
Dexter Filmore wrote:
> I'm a bit lost with name resolving on my local net.
> Got three machines:
> server (debian etch)
> desktop1 (dual etch/kubuntu)
> desktop2 (etch)
> Now - all machines could ping each other fine. server and desktop1 are 
> assigned fixed IPs in m0n0wall, desktop2 gets dhcp.
> as long as all were debian I could ping all hosts from all hosts by name. 
> Now when running Kubuntu on desktop1 I can't ping the server no more, only by 
> IP.
> (I can perfectly ping desktop1 from the server tho.)
> I have no local DNS set up unless m0n0wall provides it - I was told it didn't. 
> Correct my if wrong.
> Question is: when all the debians are up, how do they actually resolve their 
> names when there's no DNS around?
> And of course: why doesn't it work from Kubuntu?
> I've taken this to deb/kub mailing lists already, no luck do far.

Something in Hardy broke registering your system name in the DHCP 
server.  I do not know why.  Gutsy works fine.