Samba and DNS

Panagiotis Malakoudis pmal at
Fri Jun 16 08:06:50 GMT 2000

I did. The book says and I quote "dns proxy: If set to yes, a samba WINS
server will search DNS if it cannot find a name in WINS."
Does this also apply when you have not setup your samba server as a WINS
server but instead use another one?

Now where name resolve order is concerned...
The default order from what I see is lmhosts-hosts-wins-bcast.
This is what I use. There is no record in my smb.conf that states otherwise.
No record at all that points to a DNS server.

Any clues?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald Carter" <gcarter at>
To: <pmal at>
Cc: "Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM" <samba-ntdom at>;
<samba at>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2000 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: Samba and DNS

> Panagiotis Malakoudis wrote:
> >
> > Here is my problem. I have a slackbox running samba 2.0.6
> > that uses an NT wins server. I also have a DNS on linux.
> > Whenever my dns failes (for some reason) hosts that have no
> > entry on the DNS server but are indeed found on the wins
> > cannot connect to the samba server. They get "The network is
> > busy" and the smb log files give me "broken pipe". As soon as
> > the DNS is back on line...all is well. I've read the O'Reillys
> > book on name resolution but came up with nothing. Any ideas?
> This is better suited for the main samba list since it
> is not related to Samba's domain controlling capabilities.
> I'm CC:'ing it there as well.
> Have a look at the 'dns proxy' parameter and the 'name
> resolve order' parameter as well.
> Cheers,
> jerry
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