Laptop with ethernet cable plugged in, dual boot win 10 and ubuntu 16.04
There's an url I need to be able to access that I assume points to a server on the local network. The url is like
tool.mycompany.local. This url works on my windows boot but not on my linux boot (
ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED in chrome).
The biggest issue is that I have no idea what to google (".local" searches for "local") and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.local doesn't seem to have the info I need (or I don't understand it).
I've tried tracing the ip for that url from windows, which works, but if I try to access that ip from linux I get redirected to the url upon which I get the same ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED as I did before.
The servicedesk here is no help as everyone is expected to work with windows and I'm an external consultant with my own laptop.
Worst case I reboot to windows so it's not that big of an issue, I'd mostly want to know why this happens and whether I can fix this on my end.
EDIT: I'm a retard and completely missed the second part of the redirect: it not only redirects to the url, but more specifically to a login page along the lines of
tool.mycompany.local/login. replacing the base url with the ip address again shows me the login page again.
That aside, not having to manually replace that each time would be nice.
Like I said in a comment: I tried with
curl too, and no difference. I've also tried with
nslookup on linux and it DOES work!
Why don't chrome / wget / curl use that nameserver then?
EDIT3: to answer a question from the comments:
# /etc/nsswitch.conf # # Example configuration of GNU Name Service Switch functionality. # If you have the `glibc-doc-reference' and `info' packages installed, try: # `info libc "Name Service Switch"' for information about this file. passwd: compat group: compat shadow: compat gshadow: files hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns networks: files protocols: db files services: db files ethers: db files rpc: db files netgroup: nis