machine name lookups
davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Mon Sep 28 12:58:43 GMT 1998
Sarma Seetamraju <sarma at usa.net> wrote:
> the world is waiting for a standard way to integrate the DHCP & DNS
> servers. I am waiting too.
> There is NO WAY the DNS server is gonna
> know what IP address DHCPS assigned to a specific mahine.
> The reason the integration
> is difficult because the DNS is of the galactic-scale heritage, while DHCP is
> a typical micro-departmental feature.
With respect, that is highly misleading: the DNS is
**specifically** designed to scale up from departmental
to worldwide, so that one can find hosts anywhere in
the world. If it didn't, it wouldn't be worth having.
> Making your network entirely microsoft is the only way out.
Surely you jest!
This **is** the samba list, after all...
Try nmblookup, anyway: dns is the wrong place to look
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