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Connection to pi-star.local fails

Post by w4rss » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:38 am

I have two PC's one a desktop running Xubuntu 18.10 and a laptop running 18.04.2. Both are connect to the same wi-fi network at home. The laptop connects to pi-star.local with no problem. The desktop says it can't find the server. It looks to me like all the network settings are the same.

I use the Zumspot on a Pi Zero.

Any ideas on a solution?

Dick

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Re: Connection to pi-star.local fails

Post by KE0FHS » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:56 am

I have the same issue. My Mac never has an issue connecting to pi-star.local, but my Windows 10 laptop often fails to connect. Both are connected to the same home network. When that happens, I look up the hotspot's IP address and use that in the browser on my Win 10 laptop, which always works. Once I've made the connection via IP address, it then works to use pi-star.local. Worth a try.
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Re: Connection to pi-star.local fails

Post by w4rss » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:52 pm

Thank, I will give that a try.

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Re: Connection to pi-star.local fails

Post by w4rss » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:18 am

entering the IP worked FB. Still doesn't connect to pi-star.local but I'll keep trying.

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Re: Connection to pi-star.local fails

Post by AF6VN » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:32 pm

Silly question, but does your WiFi router show up as a/the name-server?

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[email protected]:~# cat /etc/resolv.conf
# This file was automatically generated by WSL. To stop automatic generation of this file, remove this line.
nameserver 192.168.1.254
nameserver 2600:1700:e630:890::1
search attlocal.net
[email protected]:~#

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Re: Connection to pi-star.local fails

Post by w4rss » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:39 pm

Here is what I get when I do that:

[email protected]:/$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
# This file is managed by man:systemd-resolved(8). Do not edit.
#
# This is a dynamic resolv.conf file for connecting local clients to the
# internal DNS stub resolver of systemd-resolved. This file lists all
# configured search domains.
#
# Run "resolvectl status" to see details about the uplink DNS servers
# currently in use.
#
# Third party programs must not access this file directly, but only through the
# symlink at /etc/resolv.conf. To manage man:resolv.conf(5) in a different way,
# replace this symlink by a static file or a different symlink.
#
# See man:systemd-resolved.service(8) for details about the supported modes of
# operation for /etc/resolv.conf.

nameserver 127.0.0.53



options edns0
search attlocal.net
[email protected]:/$

Can you intrepret that?

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Re: Connection to pi-star.local fails

Post by AF6VN » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:24 pm

That 127 has me concerned.

http://www.tech-faq.com/127-0-0-1.html
127.0.0.1 is the loopback Internet protocol (IP) address also referred to as the “localhost.” The address is used to establish an IP connection to the same machine or computer being used by the end-user. ... Establishing a connection using the address 127.0.0.1 is the most common practice; however, using any IP address in the range of 127.*.*.* will function in the same or similar manner. ...
As I interpret this, it means your machine is somehow configuring itself to be its own name server.

I've checked a full Debian 9 running in VirtualBox, Debian and Ubuntu running in Microsoft Win10 Linux subsystem, and my Pi-Star unit, and all show my router as the name server..

VirtualBox

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[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf 
# Generated by NetworkManager
search attlocal.net
nameserver 192.168.1.254
Debian Win10

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[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
# This file was automatically generated by WSL. To stop automatic generation of this file, remove this line.
nameserver 192.168.1.254
nameserver 2600:1700:e630:890::1
search attlocal.net
[email protected]:~$
Ubuntu Win10

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[email protected]:~# cat /etc/resolv.conf
# This file was automatically generated by WSL. To stop automatic generation of this file, remove this line.
nameserver 192.168.1.254
nameserver 2600:1700:e630:890::1
search attlocal.net
[email protected]:~#
Pi-Star

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[email protected](ro):~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
# Generated by resolvconf
domain attlocal.net
nameserver 192.168.1.254
[email protected](ro):~$
What does
"""
# Run "resolvectl status" to see details about the uplink DNS servers
# currently in use.
"""
display -- since it appears your configuration is using a manually configured name resolution system

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