don_mccall at hp.com
Mon Feb 12 14:26:38 GMT 2001
The best bet would be to get your system set up properly so that
nslookup CAN resolve your system name s098; I am not familiar with your os,
so I can't really help you with that; but by default SAMBA will attempt to
resolve the name via the lmhosts file before it tries dns/etc/host/nis, etc.
So you MIGHT be able to resolve this via an entry into your lmhosts file
(/usr/local/samba/lib/LMHOSTS). See page 224 of the "Using Samba" book by
O'Reilly at the following url, or the man pages in SWAT for detailed info:
Hope this helps,
From: Steve Lhomme [mailto:s.lhomme at philog.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 1:39 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: Hostname problem
I've tried that (netbios name = s098) but it doesn't work... It still say
the same :(
"Get_Hostbyname: Unknown host s098"
The problem is that when I do an nslookup s098 (and not nmblookup) it cannot
find it. Probably because the real name "s098.dhcp212-119.cybercable.fr" is
too complicated. And that's why I'd like to change (like forcing samba to
use localhost or something else), but "netbios name = s098" doesn't work.
----- Original Message -----
From: "MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1)" <don_mccall at hp.com>
To: "'Steve Lhomme'" <s.lhomme at philog.com>; <samba at us5.samba.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 7:24 PM
Subject: RE: Hostname problem
| Look at the man page for smb.conf - there is a global parameter called
| "netbios name=" that you can specify your netbios name that you want your
| samba server to be known as. Note that if this name is not the same as
| host name, that any clients not on the same subnet as the server will have
| to have a method of resolving this name to the ip address of your samba
| machine. This could be via lmhosts file, wins or dns server.
| Good luck,
| -----Original Message-----
| From: Steve Lhomme [mailto:s.lhomme at philog.com]
| Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 12:55
| To: samba at lists.samba.org
| Subject: Hostname problem
| I just installed Samba (latest RPM for Mandrake 7.2) on my linux box.
| It was working fine until I rebooted...
| The problem is that when I start it, it says "Get_Hostbyname: Unknown host
| s098 is my hostname, but not the full. I get this name from a DHCP server.
| The full name is s098.dhcp212-119.cybercable.fr
| How can I avoid Samba to use this name (and use a fixed one I could
| thanx in advance
| PS: I've looked at the archives but it takes to long, there is no search
| engines :/
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