The name of my RedHat 6.0 machine is "jacklinux.jackdomain.com", ip is
192.168.0.1, alias is "jacklinux",
The name of Win98 machine is "winpc.jackdomain.com", ip is 192.168.0.2,
alias is "winpc".
TCP/IP communication between the two PCs have no problem at all. I can
ping each other by using ip address. Since I setup 'Samba' in the linux
PC, I also can access linux pc from win98 pc side.
The very strange thing is:
1. From win98 PC, I do 'ping jacklinux', it should ping the linux pc,
but it ping the win98 pc itself instead.
2. But also from win98 pc side, I can do 'net use z: \\jacklinux\test'
to access some resource of linux pc. This time, win98 pc recognize
'jacklinux' as correct machine.
3. From win98 pc, I can never do 'telnet jacklinux' and 'ftp jacklinux',
only can do 'telnet 192.168.0.1' and 'ftp 192.168.0.1'. This time the
win98 pc is confused by names again.
4. From linux pc side, everything related to the win98 pc name is fine,
such as 'telnet', 'ftp'.
I also check out the '/etc/hosts' file of linux pc and
'\windows\lmhosts',\windows\hosts' of win98 pc, they're absolutely
Could anyone give me some idea?
Thanks a lot!!! Please also email me a copy.