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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?

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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

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It's working, i've added domain name to "DNS suffix for this connection" field, and it worked. Thank you. – dhblah Jul 29 '13 at 14:48
@MDMoore313 - You could at the very least include the instructions without the screenshots. Saying you "hate linkrot" but contribute to the problem is sort of funny. – Ramhound Jul 29 '13 at 14:55
@Ramhound I know, but I have such a disdain for XP now, mainly b/c it's a dying art. Neverless, I have conceded to your demands. – BigHomie Jul 29 '13 at 15:05
@MDMoore313 - I gave you an upvote just for your thoughts on Windows XP which I have had for almost a half decade. – Ramhound Jul 29 '13 at 15:59

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