Printing to a Samba Printer triggering a DNS lookup and dialling the
douggray at ihug.com.au
Mon Sep 17 15:15:01 GMT 2001
"Putting the linux server into an lmhost file might prevent DNS lookup up. "
That is the answer.
I had not dreated an LMHOSTS file on the WinME computer so the broadcasts were
tripping the dialer.
Thanks, I also be giving the tcpdump a run to see its usefulness.
Joel Hammer wrote:
> I haven't seen any other takers so I will put in my two cents.
> Have you tried tcpdump to look at the network traffic? Use grep -v to filter
> out all the noise.
> I don't use PPP or WinME, so, consider the source.
> In my windows98 box, I have the option to tell windows to use various
> techniques to find other machines, so I can choose not to use DNS from
> windows. Can this be disabled in WinME? Putting the linux server into an
> lmhost file might prevent DNS lookup up. Is there a way to make DNS lookup a
> last resort? Have you a DNS server on your system? If not, consider
> setting one up. It is a PAIN but educational. And, it may prevent WinME from
> causing a dialout.
> Can PPP be configured to ignore requests for the linux server?
> BTW, the WinME box DOES print to the linux server, right?
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 11:39:23PM +1000, Doug Gray wrote:
> > I have just joined the list and I have a problem, perhaps someone can
> > help.
> > I have:
> > Linux 7.0 with 2.4.7 Kernel (with various upgrades for functionality).
> > Samba is running on this machine with shares and a printer on the USB
> > port.
> > This machine also has a modem (demand dialling) and I am using the
> > Monmotha Firewall script.
> > This works quite well for the WinME PC able to access the printer and
> > the modem.
> > I am very pleased with the way this hangs together...'cept:
> > When I print from the WinME machine to the samba printer on the linux
> > box, the modem dials.
> > I'm not sure where the problem lies or how to attack this.
> > It seems that the WinME machine tries to do a DNS lookup (DNS is
> > pointing outside the system) whenever the printer is used. Perhaps it is
> > trying to find the printer queue !!!
> > I'm guessing here, but if anyone has any suggestions I would be
> > grateful.
> > Is there any way to get netstat for example to trap and display all the
> > DNS requests rather than just snapshots as you get with the -c option?
> > I hope someone can help.
> > Doug Gray
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