I have a MBP running 10.6. This is my first mac.
In finder, it sees the windows 7 machines and windows home server just find. I can click on those computers and see their shares. If I open up terminal and try to ping the computer name, it doesn't resolve. I have had to add the computers to the host file. I don't understand why finder appears to associate the name with the correct server from the terminal doesn't. Can somebody explain it or explain how I can get the same behavior from terminal?