Samba & Network Neighborhood
Stephen L Arnold
sarnold at rain.org
Fri Aug 6 05:12:11 GMT 1999
On 6 Aug 99, at 5:23, Ken Gerdes <gerdes at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> Everything is fine. The workgroups are the same. I don't
> understand the WINS server thing...can you explain what I need to
You just say "WINS support = yes" in your smb.conf, and put the samba
box IP address in the windoze network properties. Then you don't
need an lmhosts file anymore.
> The biggest problem I have is that my server is on DHCP, which
> causes the IP address to change frequently, meaning I have to
> change my lmhosts file on every Windows machine. Any way around
> this annoyance?
I'm not sure you can use WINS if your samba box is a DHCP client,
without a pretty clever hack with shell scripts or something (unless
you want to try and integrate samba with DHCP at the source level).
The simplest thing would be to go get a static IP address (there are
other static resources out there). This is normally what you do with
any kind of server, and I'd classify a linux/samba box as more of a
legitimate server than windoze. If they don't want to give you one,
then go get a baseball (or cricket) bat and try knocking the windoze
crud (and FUD) out of their head(s). It works for me.
PS. Of course, I'm kidding, but sometimes I'd like to...
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