Fw: Hostname problem

Steve Lhomme s.lhomme at philog.com
Mon Feb 12 17:56:40 GMT 2001


I've tried to use a LMHOSTS file using :
nmbd -H /ets/LMHOSTS -D

and changed the name resolve order to :
 name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast

I've also forced the Netbios name to linbox (in LMHOSTS and smb.conf) but it still says that s098 is not recognised !

So, I don't know what to do :(

As someone mentioned, it would be fine to be able to disable DNS lookup (which is useless since I use a LMHOSTS file)...

Otherwise, if anybody can tell me how to have the regular nslookup to recognise my linux box, I'd be very happy !

----- 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: Monday, February 12, 2001 3:26 PM
Subject: RE: Hostname problem

| Steve, 
| 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:
| http://us2.samba.org/samba/oreilly/using_samba/
| Hope this helps,
| Don

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