Linux Mint 19 does not resolve local hostsnames (nothing to do with SMB, which does not rely exclusively on DNS) out of the box! Damn. MX Linux does.
systemd-resolve, which act as a local DNS server on 127.0.0.53, despite it points to the DNS server assigned by the router’s DHCP (aka, the router’s IP address itself), managed not to resolve the local hostnames out of the box!
Time to disable this mofo (no need to mess with /etc/nsswitch.conf and install Winbind to use WINS):
Disable and stop the systemd-resolved service:
sudo systemctl disable systemd-resolved.service sudo systemctl stop systemd-resolved
Then put the following line in the
[main] section of your
Delete the symlink
sudo rm /etc/resolv.conf
sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager
I know it has good reason to exist (like breaking VPN ties), but if Linux Mint decide to have it on as out-of-the-box defaults, but unfortunately this choice caters the 5% elite at the expense of frustrating 95% of the target audience!
29 total views, 1 views today