I have an instance of CentOS running in VMware on a Windows Server 2003 machine on my home network.
CentOS hostname: varia
Windows XP hostname: friend
From my Windows XP machine I am unable to ping the CentOS instance by its hostname. I can only ping it by IP address.
From my Mac I am able to ping the CentOS instance by its hostname.
From the CentOS instance I can ping my Windows XP machine.
What I have tried so far:
- The firewall on my Windows XP machine it turned off.
- There is no entry for this host in my hosts file.
- I ran
ipconfig /flushdnson friend.
When I attempt to ping the CentOS instance I receive the following error:
C:\Documents and Settings\Zachary>ping varia Ping request could not find host varia. Please check the name and try again.
nslookup varia results:
C:\Documents and Settings\Zachary>nslookup varia *** Can't find server name for address 192.168.1.1: Non-existent domain *** Default servers are not available Server: UnKnown Address: 192.168.1.1 Name: varia Address: 192.168.1.149
The resulting ip address is correct:
192.168.1.149 but pinging is still not possible.