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I have 11.04 installed.

It is joined to a domain. I am able to ping some of my computers by their name, but some I can't.
Those I can't are our NAS machines (Readynas Netgear). I can ping them only by IP from my Ubuntu machine. But I can ping them regularly by host name, from any other windows machine.

Please advise what should I check?

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Just add WINS to the hosts: line in the /etc/nsswitch.conf file:

# /etc/nsswitch.conf
# Example configuration of GNU Name Service Switch functionality.
# If you have the `glibc-doc-reference' and `info' packages installed, try:
# `info libc "Name Service Switch"' for information about this file.

passwd: compat lsass
group: compat lsass
shadow: compat

hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] wins dns mdns4
networks: files

protocols: db files
services: db files
ethers: db files
rpc: db files

This tells the system to use WINS in order to lookup netbios. The winbind package has to be installed for this to work.

[#43857] Friday, February 17, 2023, 8 Months  [reply] [flag answer]
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