Cannot resolve host names on local network

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http://forums.opensuse.org – Hi all, am struggling with a network setup issue after converting from Ubuntu to openSUSE, and would appreciate some pointers as to what might be the cause. I have a mac and an openSUSE box connected wirelessly to a router. From my mac, if I ping the Linux machine by both ip address and hostname "elmo.local", I get a response. If I ping my mac from the Linux machine using its ip address, I get a response. However, if I ping the mac from the Linux box using its name "kermit.local" - nothing! This means in order to share files between them via the network, I have to use the ip address rather than name, but I'd rather not. When I had Ubuntu installed instead of openSUSE this all worked fine out of the box, so I'm assuming it's a problem with the setup of openSUSE rather than the router or the mac. Any ideas as to what might be at fault? Thanks, Lewis (Distributions)