smbclient server name resolution [SAMBA digest 1503]

David Collier-Brown davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Tue Nov 25 12:54:09 GMT 1997

"Roeland M.J. Meyer" <rmeyer at> wrote
	to david.bullock at 
> You know, this keeps coming up. Why are folks so scared of running
> secondary DNS servers? It is *exactly* for the reasons outlined herein that
> you'd want to have a secondary DNS, at least one, within every sub-net
> which is isolated by low-speed/high-cost connections. Even when the
> subnet-subnet connection is via LAN, each subnet should have a server
> running a secondary DNS, at the minimum.
> It takes all of 10 minutes to setup a named.boot file, and run named, on
> your samba server. If such a machine were to be a local forwarder then you
> could build up a pretty large cache and prevent unnecessary modem connects,
> from named queries. You'd also speed up local DNS lookups immensly.

	In your opinion, should a how-to or a chapter
	on getting started with dns be part of the distribution?
	The classical reference is to the grasshopper book, but
	that's probabably overkill...


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