[TriLUG] synergy between ubuntu and Vista
Douglas A. Whitfield
whitdoug at email.unc.edu
Tue Feb 5 12:46:17 EST 2008
Well, I assume this would have been mentioned since I pasted what I typed,
but the computer name is just the stuff at the @ sign in terminal, right?
Also, I'm not on a domain, but is there anything I should be putting
afterwards? I know on Windoze here we use name.dev.unc.edu. I tried that
and just name.unc.edu and neither worked, so I'm assuming nothing else would
work. Would the fact that I'm dual booting and using the same IP but
different computer names matter? I can nslookup the Windows name. I'll see
if I can figure out how to rename in Linux.
On Feb 5, 2008 12:36 PM, William Sutton <william at trilug.org> wrote:
> no; this isn't necessarily about ping working. this is about the ability
> of the client to resolve the ip address of the server. if you are using a
> name based configuration, then synergyc tries to get the ip address of the
> server using its name (because synergyc connects to the ip address). if
> it can't get the ip address of the server, then it spits out errors and
> dies (which is what you're seeing).
> using ping was to see if your client machine could resolve the ip address
> of the server and talk to it. you can also do nslookup <server name> and
> see if you get anything (or dig, etc., etc.), but I expect the answer will
> be the same: that your client machine has no way of resolving the ip
> address from the server name.
> the solutions are as follow (in order of laziness/easiness):
> 1. use the ip address of the server in the client configuration (I believe
> this was mentioned)
> 2. put an entry in your hosts file for the server (name & ip address)
> 3. get your server into your internal DNS
> I'd personally recommend 3 if practical, 2 if not, and 1 as a last resort.
> William Sutton
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