RedHat Linux 6.1, Samba, & DHCPD problems

Jonathan B. Bayer Jonathan_Bayer at
Fri Mar 31 14:56:08 GMT 2000



I've checked the archives, and didn't see anything relating to this:

I have a RH 6.1 fileserver running Samba (latest update from RH).  I
have 3 computer plus a laptop on this network, all properly accessing
the Samba shares.  The IP address for all of these systems are
statically assigned.  Also, all of these systems automatically restore
a file share when logging on.  The systems are running Win-95, Win-98,
Win-98SE (with all updates) and NT 4.0 SP5. 

The Laptop is running Win98SE with all updates from MS.  The network
card on the laptop is a LinkSys PCMCIA card.

Now, I'm trying to get DHCP running on my network, so I installed the
DHCPD daemon, configured it (see config file below) and started it. 
Then I reconfigured the laptop to automatically get it's address,
rebooted it, logged on, and then inserted the network card.  I was very
happy when the laptop was able to get it's IP address properly (I
checked with ipconfig.exe, and winipcfg.exe).  However, I then got a
message on the laptop which said that the file server was unable to see
the laptop????  I checked the Samba logs, and there was NO indication
of any activity.

So, I restored the laptop back to a static IP, and rebooted, and it
worked properly.

Samba is configured to allow access to the entire local subnet

First question:  Is it possible that Samba is remembering that a
particular machine name is associated with a specific IP? 
Second question:   If not, what else should I be looking for/at?

Thanks in advance.



subnet netmask {
	default-lease-time 3600;
	max-lease-time 86400;
	option subnet-mask;
	option broadcast-address;
	option domain-name "";
	option domain-name-servers;
	option routers;

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