DNS Lookups

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Thu Sep 25 12:29:35 GMT 1997

On Thu, 25 Sep 1997, Jared Hall wrote:

> V. 1.9.17p1, FreeBSD.
> Why is it that SAMBA will do a DNS lookup for a WINS host (that is not
> in DNS), even though nmblookup returns the IP address straightaway?
> The problem I'm having is that my dialup connection is activated when DNS
> packets are detected.  This seems to happen all the time, even though no
> traffic is destined for the Internet.  SMB seems to work fine.

set [global] option "dns proxy" to no.  this was the default 
functionality for 1.9.16 and 1.9.15, which is now under parameter control.

the lookups are caused because you probably have a different DNS name 
from NetBIOS name for one of your hosts, or the machine being queried is 
not switched on.

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton (lkcl at switchboard.net)
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