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Re: [SLE] Help with NFS
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 14:11:11 -0400
  • Message-id: <200507251411.11961.gaf@xxxxxxx>
On Monday 25 July 2005 1:56 pm, Donald D Henson wrote:
> You may be onto something. I cannot ping from either host to the other.
> (By the way, linux is the client & toshiba is the server.) For example:
>
> ping linux (from toshiba) results in error:
>
> unknown host linux
>
> I get a similar response in the other direction.
>
> Assuming that I have a problem on my DNS or my host tables, how do I
> determine which and, more importantly, how do I fix it. If possible, I
> would like to fix it using YaST but I can use the cli if necessary.

The first thing you should try to do is to ping each system from the other
using the IP addresses. Obviously your 2 systems are not either in DNS
or /etc/host.
If you can ping successfully in both directions by IP address, which means
your routing tables are ok, the easiest way to fix is to add the systems to
your hosts files using YaST:
YaST/Network Services/Host names.

Assuming that neither Linux nor Toshiba exist in any DNS database. If they
do, then your search path may be wrong.
Let's say that you are on network foo.bar, and that linux.foo.bar and
toshiba.foo.bar are set up in DNS, you would need to set up foo.bar as your
search path either in YaST or in /etc/resolv.conf. That way ping linux
would search for linux.foo,bar and resolve it. If you don't want to mess
with DNS, just use host names.
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Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
Boston Linux and Unix user group
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