Question about lan hostname


#1

How many of you with a DC3 running on your lan are able to ping “skylark” succesfully?

Please try on whatever computers/cellphones you have on the same lan.

Are you able to connect to the receiver by just going to http://skylark and/or http://skylark.lan


#2

FYI: from a windows 10-home pc: only my.othernet.is works

C:\WINDOWS\system32>ping http://skylark.lan
Ping request could not find host http://skylark.lan. Please check the name and try again.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>ping http://skylark
Ping request could not find host http://skylark. Please check the name and try again.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>ping 192.168.0.11

Pinging 192.168.0.11 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.0.11: bytes=32 time=7ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.11: bytes=32 time=7ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.11: bytes=32 time=7ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.11: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=64

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.11:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 7ms, Maximum = 9ms, Average = 7ms

C:\WINDOWS\system32>>ping my.othernet.is

Pinging my.othernet.is [104.25.123.35] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 104.25.123.35: bytes=32 time=66ms TTL=53
Reply from 104.25.123.35: bytes=32 time=141ms TTL=53
Reply from 104.25.123.35: bytes=32 time=57ms TTL=53
Reply from 104.25.123.35: bytes=32 time=131ms TTL=53

Ping statistics for 104.25.123.35:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 57ms, Maximum = 141ms, Average = 98ms

C:\WINDOWS\system32>


#3

thanks. I should have been clearer.

When using the ping command, try with just skylark and skylark.lan

ping skylark
and/or
ping skylark.lan

the http://skylark and/or http://skylark.lan are for trying in a browser (on a mobile phone, for instance, or for people who’d rather not mess with the command prompt).

Could you please try again and let me know?

Also, it’d be useful to know the make and model of your router. I am trying to figure out which routers correctly map this dns name for the receiver and which ones don’t.


#4

update:
C:\WINDOWS\system32>ping skylark
Ping request could not find host skylark. Please check the name and try again.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>ping skylark.lan
Ping request could not find host skylark.lan. Please check the name and try again.

using att homebase provide router ZTE Z-700-A


#5

thanks again!


#6

If I try from a browser… the http://skylark goes to www.skylark.com and
http://skylark.lan searches to www.skylark.lan and it is not found by my dns


#7

Here is my shot. Router is a TP-Link Archer C7.ping%20skylark

Jerry


#8

thanks, could you try again with skylark in all smalls?

ping skylark


#9

Sure. ping%20skylark2
Jerry


#10

Same here on ping and browser - - no joy :sleepy:

Ken


#11

sigh. looks like consumer routers don’t do the mapping correctly :frowning:

I always use openwrt-based routers and the mapping works as per standards. I had hoped atleast some of the popular brands would also work. :neutral_face: