windows client name resolving

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May 2, 2010 at 06:40:35
Specs: wxp, 2.401 GHz / 2047 MB
OK, I have one computer, a regular XP sp3 client computer named "madrid". I've also setup a domain, called "home.net". I can ping to "madrid", but I cannot ping to "madrid.home.net".

I also have another XP computer, and he behaves the same :

C:\>ping madrid

Pinging madrid [192.168.34.3] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.34.3: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.34.3: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.34.3: bytes=32 time=7ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.34.3: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 192.168.34.3:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 7ms, Average = 2ms

C:\>ping madrid.home.net

Pinging madrid.home.net [64.95.64.197] with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 64.95.64.197:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\>

None of both computers have got a hosts file setup (or, no entry related to "madrid" at least). I want to know why the "home.net" version wants to ping to another IP address.

I don't have any DNS server or so setup (not that I'm aware of). My router is giving addresses in range 192.168.34.X


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#1
May 2, 2010 at 06:54:25
Where have you setup the domain home.net?

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#2
May 2, 2010 at 07:02:50
I don't know, where should that be in Windows ?

It may be only on my router. Network address 64.95.64.197 may be provided by my local Internet Service Provider ... I never use such addresses.

I do have Linux (both physical and virtual), but none of that is running, also not recently.


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#3
May 2, 2010 at 07:32:52
You wrote:
OK, I have one computer, a regular XP sp3 client computer named "madrid". I've also setup a domain, called "home.net". I can ping to "madrid", but I cannot ping to "madrid.home.net".

So you wrote that have setup a domain and I wanted to know, where you've done that.

Because windows xp in a none server environment uses workgroup networking.

Btw.: when I ping home.net, I get also this ip address, shown on screen:
64.95.64.197

It's already a registered domain in the internet:
Domain Name: HOME.NET

Registrant:
Worldwide Media, Inc
Domain Administrator (info@mostwanteddomains.com)
Po Box 129
Highlands
North Carolina,28741
US
Tel. +001.8132675600
Fax. +001.9543370351

Creation Date: 18-May-1995
Expiration Date: 01-Oct-2018

Domain servers in listed order:
ns17.this-domain-is-4-sale.com
ns17.mostwanteddomains.com


Administrative Contact:
Worldwide Media, Inc
Domain Administrator (info@mostwanteddomains.com)
Po Box 129
Highlands
North Carolina,28741
US
Tel. +001.8132675600
Fax. +001.9543370351

Technical Contact:
Worldwide Media, Inc
Domain Administrator (info@mostwanteddomains.com)
Po Box 129
Highlands
North Carolina,28741
US
Tel. +001.8132675600
Fax. +001.9543370351

Billing Contact:
Worldwide Media, Inc
Domain Administrator (info@mostwanteddomains.com)
Po Box 129
Highlands
North Carolina,28741
US
Tel. +001.8132675600
Fax. +001.9543370351

Because your router is not aware of a local domain home.net, it uses your ISPs DNS server and gets the global registered domain and it's ip address back.

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#4
May 2, 2010 at 07:45:04
That may be a good explanation ... I am using the "home.net" address with success on my Linux machines (virtual and physical), but probably only because of modified hosts-file. No DNS is running on any Linux either.

I was thinking that "machine-name.home.net" should work on Windows as well ... but I seem to understand why this does not work.

So the answer is, it's not setup on my Windows ;) I'm just watching an internet server.

I'll have a look whether or not I need the domain (on Windows), and if I do, either change hosts, or experiment with a DNS server.

Thanks for feedback!


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#5
May 2, 2010 at 07:59:50
This will also work in windows, if you setup a DNS server in linux and setup your windows, to use the linux DNS server for name resolution.

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