I wrote several post(time) ago and asking about why .local domain was not accepted for ~ubuntu on my lan. Got answers and change/adjusted openSUSE server. Now it shows up again! I changed to local.***.
It is about opensuse 13.1 I was asking about, .local domain and ubuntu complaining reviving (DHCP) and participating . .local openSUSE. I change it after consultation in forum. I change it to local.jodo.nu and are told today that now it doesn’t work *.buntu… Of VM PC’s.
Is it important? -No, -as long as is working in openSUSE.
On 2014-10-05 20:16, hcvv wrote:
> It seems that you talk about both Ubuntu and openSUSE. But for neither
> you specify a version.
Ubuntu certainly has a bugzilla where they say that “.local” does not
work, IF used on a network that uses Active Directory, ie, Windows
“domains”. And they explain why. It collides with zeroconf/avahi, and
affects many distributions and many releases. ie, it is an upstream problem.
Mea culpa. I should have pointed out different versions of distros clearer. Below I will also mention 13.2RC1 but that is only for reference the latest days.
My server is openSUSE 13.1_64, been around with rolling updates(change repos) at least 3 times. The dhcp server gives ip-adress, dns, def gateway, ntp, and domain. I tried to sep up ldap but gave up and service have ot been running since before 13.1.
I have learn here in the forum and found out on the net, that a xxx.local domain was not a good idea. I started to think after I recive error messages in Ubuntu(11.Xn(and forward)) and change my local domain name. I seems like that Ubuntu still picks up (local).jodo.nu and complaining.
That is different from openSUSE. I think of ver 13.1 where I have to change this manually in YaST2. I notice this in 13.2RC1 trying wicked, networkmanager, change name trow dhcp/change not name trow dhcp. It doesent pick the domain name by dhcp.
I’m not whining/ranting but it would be nice to know if I have not manage (have check files suggested by the net) or it is a lack of function in dhcp client in openSUSE.