I have a DNS server set up on one of my machines using BIND 9.7 Everything works fine with it. On my Windows 7 desktop, I have statically-assigned all network values. I have one DNS server set -- my DNS server. On my desktop,
I can ping a third machine by IP fine. I can nslookup the hostname of the third machine fine. When I ping the hostname, it says it cannot find the host.
C:\Users\James>nslookup icecream Server: cake.my.domain Address: xxx.xxx.6.3 Name: icecream.my.domain Address: xxx.xxx.6.9 C:\Users\James>ping xxx.xxx.6.9 Pinging xxx.xxx.6.9 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from xxx.xxx.6.9: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255 Reply from xxx.xxx.6.9: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255 Reply from xxx.xxx.6.9: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255 Reply from xxx.xxx.6.9: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255 Ping statistics for xxx.xxx.6.9: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms C:\Users\James>ping icecream Ping request could not find host icecream. Please check the name and try again.
I have also specified the search domain as my.domain
- xxx.xxx and my.domain substituted for security
Why can I not ping by hostname? I also can not ping using the FQDN. The problem is that this problem is shared by all applications that resolve hostnames. I cannot use PuTTY to SSH to my machines by hostname; only by IP