[Openswan Users] Tunnel Up, can ping by IP, not by hostname

Dave Vree mailing51 at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 19 23:09:37 EDT 2008

Sorry for the newbie question here.  After weeks of playing around with 
the settings, I can finally establish a VPN tunnel from my road warrior 
laptop running Ubuntu 8.04 to my company's sonicwall 4100 running 
XAuth.  (The big trick turned about to be enabling a setting on the 
sonicwall to allow clients to connect without forcing DHCP.)

At any rate, once connected, I can ping the IP addresses of hosts inside 
my company (e.g.  However, neither the command line nor 
samba will recognize any of the machines by hostname (e.g. fileserv12 or 
fileserv12.mycomp.int).  Therefore all of my Nautilus samba shortcuts 
are not working.

Is this a DNS problem?  I know the IP addresses of our corporate DNS 
server, but don't know what to do.  We are running a Windows domain, but 
my Ubuntu box is not on the domain.

Any help is much appreciated.

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