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Resolving Hostnames on a LAN in Windows or Linux

  • Episode 540
  • January 24, 2018

A viewer question lead Robbie to discuss avahi-daemon (ability for Linux to respond to local hostnames) and libnss-mdns (ability for Linux to understand local hostnames), and the hosts file (Windows and Linux "hacky" way of forcing hostnames to resolve even if DNS doesn't work).


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