Question

I can ping my servers via the FQDN. but not via the short hostname.

  • Posted July 18, 2016
  • DNS

I can ping my servers via the FQDN. but not via the short hostname. Example: I can ping ,machine02.domain_name.net, but I can’t pimg machine02.’ I am running Centos 7.

I have DSN A type entries for machine.domain_name.net.

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Accepted Answer

Add the following line to your hosts file /etc/hosts

127.0.1.1 machine02.domain_name.net machine02.domain_name.net

And in your /etc/hostname file, change the hostname to

machine02.domain_name.net

You also need to have an A record for machine02.domain_name.net pointing to the server IP address.