[Samba] How does one use a Netbeui name to ping?
jamie_risk at yahoo.ca
Tue Dec 17 15:55:00 GMT 2002
If I wished to ping a windows machine from a Linux box _not_ using the
dotted quad address, how can I discover their IP name (using their NetBeui
* DNS is not running locally, (does it need too?)
* There isn't a local domain, I imagine we're using our ISP's domain name
(we're running the lan segment off a switch connected to a DSL
* Windows and Linux boxes alike get their IP addresses from the DSL modem
acting as a DHCP server.
I expect I'll need to install a local DNS server/cache. On the whole I'm
first network admin work a bit overwhelming - if someone can point me
documentation for my next step to get ping working with fully qualified IP
my lan segment, I'd look forward to reading and learning about it.
I'm rather confused
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