Cant make hostname resolvable

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Cant make hostname resolvable

Post by plengyel » 2018/11/16 23:47:02

I am currently trying to create a fqdn on a centos minimal install. I have set the hostname using hostnamectl and have added the fqdn to the /etc/hosts file. However, when i try to use nslookup or try and ping the fqdn on my windows 10 laptop I do not get a response. When I ping the ip address I do get a response. I set the DNS server to my router ( and my router is using my ISP's DNS server. Can anybody help me make my fqdn resolvable on my local network?
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Re: Cant make hostname resolvable

Post by TrevorH » 2018/11/17 10:19:14

Yeah, that's not how it works. For a start nslookup doesn't look at /etc/hosts at all. Second, /etc/hosts is only consulted on the machine where it resides - it's not a DNS server. You need to add the entry to the Windows system's equivalent of /etc/hosts.
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Re: Cant make hostname resolvable

Post by lightman47 » 2018/11/17 13:08:21

In mine, it's conveniently placed in \Windows\System32\drivers\etc


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