[Samba] Transparent WINS hostname resolution?

andrej misovic ado at nirvanaclub.sk
Sat Sep 20 08:41:16 GMT 2003

excuse me,
I replyed to bad treath..

andrej misovic wrote:
> I'm running 2.2.8 version,
> but I should try this too,
> thx.
> ken at flyingtoasters.net wrote:
>> Hi, all.  I've always assumed that there's a way to do transparent
>> WINS-based hostname resolution, but I'm durned if I can figure out 
>> how. In other words, I imagine that you could just add another entry to
>> /etc/resolv.conf (eg., "hosts:   files dns wins") that would allow me to
>> ping foo
>> and have it attempt to resolve through each in turn.  Does this exist, 
>> and
>> I've just been missing it?  Sure, I can do "nmblookup foo", but that's a
>> bit more awkward...  [Hmmm.  Just did some Googling, and, indeed, found a
>> sample resolv.conf with a wins entry -- but when I tried it, from a
>> machine that does nmblookup with no problems, it failed.  I dunno...]
>> Thanks,
>> Ken D'Ambrosio
>> Sr. SysAdmin,
>> Xanoptix, Inc.


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