Not Really a samba question, but any help would be most appreciated
Nigel.Spowage at gtnet.com
Thu Jan 15 11:37:23 GMT 1998
I know this isn't a question about samba, but it is a problem with microsoft
workgroups/domains which people on this list may be able to solve, or at least
throw a little light on why it happens.
1 x NTRigue box (windows NT sever 3.51)
1 x NT 4 workstation
some win 95 machines
1 x sun ultra running samba 1.9.18
none of the machines are using wins
all the windows machines (and samba) are in workgroup called GTLEEDS.
every 15 minutes the NTrigue box attempts to resolve the name of the workgroup
into a machine IP address. according to the debug file from the DNS it receives
a request to resolve GTLEEDS from the NTrigue box. because we do not have a
machine called GTLEEDS in our domain, our DNS asks it's master DNS if it knows.
this query opens a dial up line because our master DNS is on another site. we
would like to stop this name resolution so our dialup line isn't continually
opened over and over again.
i understand that the domain master browser attempts to contact all the master
browsers to get an up to date list of servers in the domain, is this what is
happening ? I think the NTrigue box wins the election for domain master, but
why is it resolving the workgroup name ?
would creating a wins server solve this in any way ?
currently our only fudge for this problem is to add a GTLEEDS host name to our
local DNS so that it resolves the name and therefore dosn't need to call the
If there's a solution using samba then that would be ideal.
thanks in advance for any help
Nigel Spowage Tel : +44 (0) 113 224 5720
Graham Technology Fax : +44 (0) 113 243 3018
leeds,UK e-mail: nigel.spowage at gtnet.com
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