I thought that it was because of two machines on the network having the same hostname, and hence asked this question. But it did not resolve the problem. The machine responds to my pings. But when I go to
Places > Network, I can't view that machine. I also can't view the other machines on the network from his machine. What seems to be the problem?
EDIT: I can view the folders using the samba protocol, by typing this in nautilus:
But I cannot access the tomcat running on his machine, by typing this in the browser:
There is a mac-mini in my office, and that can view this machine, and vice-versa.