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ian at nismat.org
Thu Jul 31 14:12:15 GMT 1997
> I've installed Samba ("latest") on SCO's openserver 5 with a WIN'95 hanging
> off of it as a client.
> I can run every test in DIAGNOSI.txt except for number 2. That is, the WIN'95
> The SCO box uses /etc/hosts and /etc/resolv.conf for domain name resolution
> and the WIN'95 box points to the SCO box as the DNS. Do I actually have to set
> up DNS/BIND on the SCO box or can Samba use the /etc/hosts setup as the text
> file appears to indicate?
>From what you've described, the Win95 box is looking to the SCO box
for DNS, but the SCO box isn't a name server--it's getting name
service from somewhere else, namely the host specified in
/etc/resolv.conf (or it's just looking up names in /etc/hosts).
Either tell the Win95 box to get name service from the server
specified in resolv.conf, or make up an lmhosts file for it based on
the /etc/hosts file on the SCO box. Or, setup the SCO box as a
nameserver, if you feel like it.
Ian Kremenic, M.Eng. ian at nismat.org
Research Assistant/Network Admin. http://www.nismat.org
Nicholas Institute for Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma
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