Questions tagged [host-name-resolution]

This tag must be used for generic questions pertaining to host name resolution which involves several mechanisms like the local hosts file, DNS and NIS (Yellow Pages). If your question is specific to one of those mechanisms, use the appropriate tag instead.

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Temporary failure in name resolution

I upgraded both my computers from Mint 17.2 to 19. I no longer have hostname resolution. I cannot ssh or use ssh pass with a hostname as well as ping with hostname. So it would seem hostname ...
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How can it be that ssh somename works, while nslookup somename does not?

How to know the IP address of some host somename I can ssh to? If I do nslookup on this host it says "no answer". How can ssh resolve it's name then? Neither /etc/hosts nor .ssh/config explanation ...
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SSH-keys ipv4 ipv6 connection issue

Update: I found this question which seems to be very related. Not sure how exactly. What am I missing? I can only use ssh when it resolves through https hostnames? Normal ssh it hangs kinda like ...
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How do `/etc/hosts` and DNS work together to resolve hostnames to IP addresses?

In Linux, how do /etc/hosts and DNS work together to resolve hostnames to IP addresses? if a hostname can be resolved in /etc/hosts, does DNS apply after /etc/hosts to resolve the hostname or treat ...
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Linux/Windows client resolve Linux hostname on LAN

According to Debian's RPi3 image wiki, I should be able to ssh into a Raspberry-Pi, with just the hostname. I shared internet from my Debian laptop, WiFi to the a Raspberry-Pi over Ethernet, but the ...
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How to enable hostname resolving in Debian? [closed]

I have installed Debian on a dedicated server. The company that leases this server gave me 3 addresses: DMZ IP Mask Gateway The server cannot resolve hostnames. So when I use ping with IP- it works. ...
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Configure dnsmasq to translate local names for iPhones

I've found that iPhone 5S won't resolve name of the host of the local network by it's name. It is only possible when adding .local suffix to the hostname, e.g. instead of asking (like on a Linux host):...
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Host command successful but DNS won't resolve

I'm trying to complete the setup of my Bind9 DNS server. Both Systems are running Debian Stretch. The serving machine (192.168.0.113) is a VM host and the client machine (192.168.0.104) is its ...
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Cannot change hostname of raspberry pi in local network

I have a clean install of the debian-based OSMC os on a raspberry pi. I've manually set a static IP: $ ifconfig wlan0 wlan0: flags=-28605<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DYNAMIC> mtu 1500 ...
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How to fix resolveip returning multiple ip addresses?

I switched to a different distribution on my Raspberry Pi and am facing difficulties dicovering it by its hostname from my notebook. I can ssh to it but not ping it (both works fine using the ip ...
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Websites quit resolving

My Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server which is running VestaCP will no longer resolve my websites. I can connect to my VestaCP control panel via IP, but not via hostname anymore. All my websites show this error ...
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How to get remote host DNS address from a super-slim host (docker) without ping or bind-utils?

How do I get a remote host IP address if I don't have ping, and don't have any bind utilities like dig, nslookup, etc? I need an answer that does not include 'install X' or 'use sidecar container'. I ...
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How do I figure out what is answering a DNS resolution call?

Let's say I have inside of my hosts file an entry for foobar, how do I find out if that file is used or if a remote DNS is answering the resolution for foobar? Do any of the basic utilities give back ...
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Apache httpd on CentOS doesn't mask IP to domain

I was following this tutorial to the letter and when I entered my domain name in the browser, I get my page. Except the fact that the browser never masks the domain to www.example.com, instead it ...
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Get public IPs of accessed webpages?

I would like to be able to get the public IPs of the websites I am accessing with my PC in a way such as: www.google.es - public IP1 www.cdn.facebook.com - public IP2 and so on. I think this ...
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Name resolution in busybox

I have a statically linked busybox and want to be able to write busybox telnet foo. How do I specify the address of "foo"? Do I really need /etc/nsswitch.conf and the corresponding dynamic libraries, ...
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DNS resolution problem with OpenBSD

During boot up, messages flashed on my computer screen, among which are the following: DHCPACK from 192.168.200.1 bound to 192.168.200.12----> renewal in 432600 seconds The contents of my /etc/...
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Resolving NETBIOS names from Linux

There's a Windows machine called SUSAN on my network. From a Windows VM on my Linux box I can simply: C:\>ping susan I've followed this guide (and looked at several other similar ones) for ...
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DNS resolution problem with Fedora 20

I have a newly built Fedora 20 server that I've just hooked to my network. It's a virtual server running on a VirtualBox host. Everything seems to be working but I have a problem with name resolution. ...
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OpenWrt: Find neighbors knowing their MAC address

I have an Open Mesh access point connected to the same router (an Aerohive BR100) than an Axis camera. I would like to automate the discovery of the camera's IP from inside the Open Mesh sensor, ...