DHCP, Samba and NT Logons

David Rankin drankin at cox-internet.com
Mon Sep 24 21:01:05 GMT 2001

Brock Nanson wrote:

> I'm using a pre-2.2 version, whatever came with Mandrake 7, and have done so
> with little problem for the past year or thereabouts.
> I've recently attempted to go to Dynamic IP's on my LAN, with limited
> success.  My problem seems to be related to the NT-style logons I've got
> Samba authenticating for me - they are quirky with DHCP.  DHCPD is
> successfully giving me the WINS address (samba), gateway, dns information
> etc, but the logons get rejected.
> I'm guessing this has to do with netbios to IP resolution on Samba's part...
> how do I get around this?  Do I need to run a dns server locally and
> dynamically update it with every machine that logs on?
> I had a look through the archives for this, without success... but then I
> usually find this sort of information after I've solved the problem the hard
> way ;-)   I can't believe this hasn't been raised previously....?
> R Brock Nanson, P.Eng.
> Kamloops BC
> Canada
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I don't have NT, but I do have my linux box handing out DHCP addresses to Win95,
Win98 & WinME machines. Samba is the WINS server for name resolution. I am
running Samba 2.09.

The way I was able to make everything work together required setting up a
caching only DNS to automatically update its zone files with the information
about the connections that were established. There are several good DNS howtos
out there. Some are included with the Mandrake distro. (I have mdk7.2) I say
several good howtos because you will need to read more than one to get the full
picture of how to set up the DNS. With a little work, you will have the DNS and
DHCP working together, and once it is set up, it works flawlessly. I set my
system up in February and I haven't had to touch it since.

David C. Rankin, J.D., P.E.
ASEL -- Instrument
Nacogdoches, Texas
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