This applies to my 2 opensuse PC’s, my Windows PC is fine.
I can ping a hostname, say “PC1” but I can not ping PC1.domain.local (even the host PC can not ping it’s own FQDN). When I ping just the hostname the ping stats even list the FQDN.
Onto the next issue, since all my PC’s, have the domain prefix domain.local, my Synology can not. I can ping it’s IP and that is it. I can resolve it’s name with nmblookup just fine tho and that is what is killing me. How is this not resolving.
Even weirder, I can browse to “Synology” in Network Servers under places on the slab.
On Wed February 23 2011 02:06 am, psytropic wrote:
> Fixed it!
> I had tried to wins to the smb.conf file but this time it has seemed to
> work. I think it even fixed the FQDN problem.
> I also did the following:
> Made sure Network Settings did not assign hostname to loopback.
> Made sure that WINS was disbabled and pointed to an empty server
> This can all be done in the console by editing the /etc/smb.conf file
> and checking /etc/hosts for the loopback address.
> I hope this helps other people.
> Taken from ‘ping netbios names from linux (samba)’
By default the .local suffix is treated as a “link-local” domain and the
resolver sends multicast DNS requests. To change this behavior add the
following parameter to /etc/host.conf
See: man host.conf for details.
In addition the following two parameters in the [global] section
of /etc/samba/smb.conf are often miss used, “wins support” and “wins server”.
The default values are:
wins support = no
wins server =
If you do not wish a wins server on the local network leave these at their
If you would like to have that particular machine act as a wins server, set
wins support = yes
but leave “wins server” at the default blank setting.
If another machine acts as a wins server, then leave “wins support” at the
default value “no” and set
wins server = <IP of wins server>
Under no circumstances should you set BOTH “wins support” and “wins server” to
non default settings.
See: man smb.conf for details.
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