[Samba] samba resolves wrong wins ip address

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Fri Jan 2 17:23:30 GMT 2004

On Fri, 2004-01-02 at 10:12, John Russell wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-01-02 at 12:04, tcg wrote:
> > On Friday 02 January 2004 11:46, John Russell wrote:
> > > Does anyone have any idea what is going on here and how I can convince
> > > machine 2 that machine 1's address is the one from eth0?
> > 
> > Why would "ping" resolve an address through WINS? It seems that DNS or hosts 
> > is a more likely prospect.
> DNS and hosts file are not capable of resolving dynamic address assigned
> by DHCP.  When these machines come on line they register with the local
> WINS server so that their hostname can be resolved to their new dynamic
> address.  I have an entry in nsswitch.conf to add wins to the list of
> places to resolve hostnames.
> e.g. from /etc/nsswitch.conf
> hosts:       files dns wins
> without that last entry, I can't resolve any DHCP windows hosts.
wins provides NETBIOS names - not fqdn names. 

DHCP & BIND should be capable of resolving / registering dns names of
dynamically assigned addresses if configured to do so. 'man dhcpd.conf'


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