How to ping a laptop by name? [closed]

asked 2019-10-22 12:02:26 -0500

notSoTechnical gravatar image

The laptop can be ping by IP address, but not by name.

The raspberry pi can ping itself by name, but can’t ping the laptop by name. And the laptop can’t ping anything by name. Wonder if it’s something not on the laptop? It’s running Ubuntu on the laptop and rpi.

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Closed for the following reason question is off-topic or not relevant. Please see for more details. by jarvisschultz
close date 2019-10-22 13:57:27.135821


This question seems to be about basic Linux networking and doesn't seem to have anything to do with ROS. As such, I'm closing as off-topic. If you have something ROS-related, please comment, and I can help you re-open.

jarvisschultz gravatar image jarvisschultz  ( 2019-10-22 13:57:14 -0500 )edit

As one pointer, the issue you are having is most likely related to a DNS problem. Searching for that keyword might help you diagnose what is wrong.

jarvisschultz gravatar image jarvisschultz  ( 2019-10-22 14:00:25 -0500 )edit

I'm guessing this question came up when @notSoTechnical was following the ROS network (troubleshooting) guide on the wiki?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-10-23 02:39:40 -0500 )edit

That is a good guess. Happy to re-open if you think that's the right move.

jarvisschultz gravatar image jarvisschultz  ( 2019-10-23 10:39:32 -0500 )edit