I'm trying to set up a home Linux server (running Arch Linux ARM on a Raspberry Pi), and I can't seem to get my Windows desktop machine to recognize it via hostname (in this case "whitey"). I have it set to a static IP address in my router (at 192.168.1.254), and (in theory), my router is functioning as a DNS server. When running "ping whitey" on Windows, I get
Ping request could not find host whitey. Please check the name and try again.
However "ping 192.168.1.254" works. What's curious is that both my Linux laptop and, curiously, a Linux virtual machine running on the Windows PC can find my server (using "ping whitey"). This leads me to believe that the issue lies on the Windows side, and not with the router or the server.