I'm connected by PPTP VPN to another network, mainly a windows network. Running Ubuntu 16.04.1, freshly installed.
Most of the things I would like to connect to are on a .local domain. I find that any application that does a getaddrinfo during the connection phase to the .local domain will fail:
Remmina, for example, gives this error:
tcp_connect: getaddrinfo (Name or service not known) Error: protocol security negotiation or connection failure
I set up one workstation in DNS on both a .local and a .com domain and they both resolve fine:
rduz@henry:~$ nslookup bidsk0127.redacted.local Server: 127.0.1.1 Address: 127.0.1.1#53 Name: bidsk0127.redacted.local Address: 172.16.5.155 rduz@henry:~$ nslookup bidsk0127.redacted.com Server: 127.0.1.1 Address: 127.0.1.1#53 Name: bidsk0127.redacted.com Address: 172.16.5.155
I can connect fine to the .com name, no getaddrinfo error. I cannot connect to the .local, it shows the getaddrinfo error.
In the old days, on SLES as I recall, we would update /etc/host.conf to have a line that said 'mdns off' to get .local resolution to work. man host.conf doesn't show that as a valid option anymore.
Is there some way to fix things up so that the getaddrinfo call can correctly resolve a .local name?