[Samba] unable to ping windows hosts by hostname

doug samba at douglasheld.net
Fri Dec 5 17:30:44 GMT 2003


Using "wins" as a host resolution target instead of "winbind" took care
of it.  

Thank you!


On Fri, 2003-12-05 at 00:30, David Morel wrote:
> Le ven 05/12/2003 à 08:28, doug a écrit :
> > Next, I changed /etc/nsswitch.conf like this:
> > 
> > > #hosts:     db files nisplus nis dns
> > > hosts:      files dns winbind
> I don't know about winbind but i suspect the mechanism is similar to
> what i have at home, where i put:
> hosts: files wins dns
> in nsswitch.conf. the order is important. provided you have the
> libnss_wins.so or something like that of course
> so i suspect you just have to put winbind before dns in you nsswitch, or
> you could go with wins
> David

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