I'm connecting to vpn using cisco vpn. The problem is, when I connect from win xp machine, i cant ping hosts using unqualified name. When I'm connecting to vpn network from my ubuntu machine, i can access hots on that network using unqualified names. So the problem I believe in windows network settings. How to fix it?
Add a DNS suffix. I would love to avoid linkrot, but let's face it: XP is a linkrot in itself. You can find instructions here.
For future visitors, right click your network connection=>Properties=>TCP/IP=>Properties=>Advanced=>DNS Tab