Re: Net use with hostname fails, IP address works fine
Thanks for your assistance!
> \\localhost\SHAR and \\bsserver\SHAR are different if you do these command
> in a remote computer.
I don't do it on a remote computer, I do it LOCALLY.
The IP adress of the computer on which I'm doing this is 192.168.2.132,
which is defined to correspond with BSSERVER in the HOSTS file.
> Post back back with the result of this command ping -a 192.168.2.132.
Pinging bsserver" [192.168.2.132] with 32 bytes of data:"
As no network traffic is involved (I'm doing this on a *single* machine),
response time is <1ms.
Are you able to connect to a share on your LOCAL computer, using a host name
which is NOT the Computer Name, but which was defined in HOSTS to correspond
to the IP address of the local system?