can SAMBA assign win98 Hostnames?

Torsten Kalix tkalix at
Thu Jan 18 10:36:07 GMT 2001


Yes there is a tool that updates the nameserver whenever a new dhcp-lease
is given out.
Download the latest versions of bind and dhcp form   The
dhcp-server should be
able to use bootp (= assign ip adresses with a lot of other parameters like
hostname for the
machine, dns, wins-server etc etc). The dns-server can be updated
automatically as well.

Hope this helps,

Torsten Kalix

Felix Maibaum wrote:

> I'm working on a project where we want to remote-control windows boxes
> via a linux server. It would be nice if we coul ddynamically assign not
> only IP-addresses but also hostnames.
> can samba (or anything else) do this?
> please send a CC of any reply to me directly (f.maibaum at, as
> I'm not subscribed to the list.
> Thanks
> Felix Maibaum

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