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Ping command local lookup does not work


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I am trying to ping device on my network by device name, it works on my Linux computer and does not work on my NPi R1.
Expecting pinging the device name will retrieve ping data including my device local IP.


$ ping HPC0180319938E.local
ping: HPC0180319938E.local: Name or service not known

I preformed

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade



Not sure how to check ping command version.


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Looks like I've found a solution.  See: https://askubuntu.com/questions/772774/unknown-host-even-though-avahi-is-installed-and-running


I installed libnss-mdns and altered the hosts: line in /etc/nsswitch.conf to read:

hosts:          files mymachines mdns4 [NOTFOUND=return] dns myhostname


resolving mdns names is now working for me.

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It looks like even though avahi daemon was running I was missing



so just installing it using


sudo apt install libnss-mdns


solved it.


In my case /etc/nsswitch.conf already had similar content, maybe from my previous attempts to solve this


hosts: files mymachines mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns myhostname


Thanks for all the help

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