I'm running a mixed environment at home and at work. My server machines are Win Vista, and I have a Unibody Macbook Pro running 10.5.7
On my mac, I can ping some home windows by name (If I use the full name such as stallion-main.local), but other machines, I can't.
My machines get dynamic ips from DHCP, so I can't edit the hosts file on the mac, or rather I want to avoid that solution.
It's a PITB when I try to RDP from my mac into my windows machine; as I have to log into my router to determine the ip address of windows machines that I can't resolve their name.
I'm not sure why some names resolve, while others do not.
Help me obi-wan-serverfault, you're my only hope.