[Samba] not able to do dns lookups after following samba 3 by example

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Thu May 12 19:57:00 GMT 2005

On Thursday 12 May 2005 13:43, Paul Gienger wrote:
> >   1.
> >
> >       Configure the name service switch (NSS) to handle WINS based
> >       name resolution. Since this system does not use a DNS server, it
> >       is safe to remove this option from the NSS configuration. Edit
> >       the /etc/nsswitch.conf file so that the hosts: entry looks like
> >       this:
> >
> >hosts:	files wins
> Given the context of that statement... there's nothing wrong with
> removing dns from the line.  HOWEVER - and this is a big one - I feel
> pretty confidant that I can count on my fist how many times I'll ever
> run into a system that will be happy running with no dns.

And I can not count the number of systems I have installed that work just fine 
without any DNS or internet access. Why should it be necessary to install DNS 
for a 5 user office that uses no internet access and that wants to keep 
things simple?

- John T.

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