if the primary DNS server can’t resolve it’s own name it wont be set to authoritative and resolving can/will fail if i remember correctly. I assume your DNS server is internal, is this also a new setup? If so I would focus on that first… or are other workstations resolving correctly?
Yes, the DNS server is internal. We actually have three DNS servers. This isn’t a new setup, I’ve only been here a year but this is the way it has been setup/working. This is the only machine with SuSE 10.4, it had Linux Mint 5 on it before with no problems. I also have a Macbook with 10.5.3, and my co-worker has Ubuntu 8.04 and Linux Mint 5 with no problems. The rest of the network is Windows XP machines. The DNS servers are all Windows Server 2003.
> I’ve been having a problem in the 11.0 betas that I thought nothing
> about, but it has carried over to the GM. This did work in 10.3.
> I cannot ping machines on my local network by name. I can ping outside
> sites by name. Pinging by IP address works inside and out.
> All network configuration is supplied by DHCP. The name servers are
> correct. I have disabled IPv6. The machine has a integrated Intel
> 10/100 network card.
> Where can I start troubleshooting this? When pinging by name, I get a
> “unknown host” return.
If you’re pinging hosts ending in .local, turn off mdns in /etc/host.conf.