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I have installed centos 7 on virtualbox and connected it to bridged network.

I am able to ping other windows network machines with ip address but not by hostnames.
I am able to connect to internet also.

Tried so far:

installed winbind as in [url]https://askubuntu.com/questions/23011/why-can-i-ping-via-ip-address-but-not-hostname[/url]
which worked for ubuntu but not here.

added  ‘wins’ where it says “hosts:” in /etc/nsswitch.conf
 but no use

someone suggested me to add entries in hosts file manually. But it is not practical to populate all the machines entries.

Any suggestions please.


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You're using a wrong dns. WINS is deprecated and isn't useful for you
Answered 08/09/2018 by: c.castellari
Orange Senior Belt

  • can you suggest any other alternative
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