Tomato and Resolving Static DHCP Hostnames

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by ultrajones, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. ultrajones

    ultrajones Network Guru Member

    I installed the Tomato firmware on my Linksys WRT54G and love it. However, I have one problem that I didn't experience using other firmware. When I attempt to resolve the static DHCP hosts (e.g. kidspc01) I have to access it by adding a "." at the end of the name.

    I cannot ping the host by typing "ping kidspc01"

    I can ping the host by typing "ping kidspc01."

    The other Linksys firmware allowed me to access the PC without having to add a trailing dot. Anyone else experience this too?

    EDIT: I found the answer for this firmware. It appears I have to add a domain name for the router (which gets appended to hostnames that do not contained dots).

  2. unix_guy

    unix_guy LI Guru Member

    Thank you!
    I had been running Tomato 1.07 w/ a blank domain name w/ no problems.
    After upgrading to 1.14 I ran into the same problem that you did.
    Your fix of defining a domain name (Basic->Identification) works like a charm!
  3. Noodlewad

    Noodlewad LI Guru Member

    Thanks for posting the solution to this, I have had this problem for a while and could not figure out what was causing it.
    Can someone post as to why this happens? Is there a reason we have to enter a domain name in the router ID page?
  4. unix_guy

    unix_guy LI Guru Member

    I misspoke in my earlier post: there's no difference in behavior of v1.07 and v1.14.
    Both require a domain name to be defined in order to resolve a name with no '.'.
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