Even though my company is technology agnostic, my division runs on a Windows network. After getting my new Fedora install stabilized, I started moving the network shortcuts I had backed up from Windows 7 to my Windows 7 VBox install. I also included these in my host browsers so that I would have quick and easy access to my SVN repo, etc. When I fired up the Windows 7, they worked without issue but I kept getting time-outs in Linux.
Terribly vexed, I wandered over to the Architect’s office and he showed me a way to get this working. All I needed to do was modify the nsswitch.conf file. Here’s what I did (as root):
cd /etc cp nsswitch.conf nsswitch.conf_orig nano nsswitch.conf
Then I changed the following line from:
hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns
hosts: db files nisplus nis dns
After that, I tried rebooting my network service but that didn’t work. After I rebooted, unfettered access to all the goodies was mine again.