not able to access linux mint with Hostname from windows 10

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not able to access linux mint with Hostname from windows 10

Post by Rahul-Mint » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:36 am

Hi ,

I'm new to the Linux mint OS, so far it is good and i'm having trouble in connecting through RDP via hostname to linux mint system.
able to connect via IP address. when i'm pinging from windows 10 machine with it is hostname. getting below mentioned notification.

Message :
"Ping request could not find host MintDesktop1. please check the name and try again."

I tried looking into the google to quick solution, but those are not really useful .

Thanks
Rahul

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Re: not able to access linux mint with Hostname from windows 10

Post by catweazel » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:18 am

If the Mint box has a fixed IP address, put it in the Windwoes machine's hosts file, in this path:

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C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
e,g.

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	192.168.0.11       MintDesktop1
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Re: not able to access linux mint with Hostname from windows 10

Post by altair4 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:23 am

Another possibility: Windows 10 is the first Windows operating system that speaks mDNS natively so you should be able to do this in Win10:

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ping MintDesktop1.local
The .local attached to the end of the host name is the mDNS part.
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Re: not able to access linux mint with Hostname from windows 10

Post by Rahul-Mint » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:33 am

Hi ,

Thanks for your time and help. unfortunately it didn't work.

Even by appending the .local to the Hostname didn't worked.
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and also not able to ping the windows 10 machince with it machine name
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not able ping with machine .png
Thanks
Rahul. U

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