[Samba] PDC as wins server

Rune Tønnesen rune at tonnesen.org
Wed Oct 4 10:05:38 GMT 2006

Hi Toni

Do you have a DNS server? if not that might help you a lot.

Venlig Hilsen (Best Regards)
stud. med. Rune Tønnesen	

On Oct 04, 2006 10:27 AM, Toni Casueps <casueps at hotmail.com> wrote:

> We have a Samba server which acts mainly as file server, but we want
> it to
> resolve host names for local machines. I have written some IP-hostname
> lines
> both in /etc/hosts and /etc/samba/lmhosts, and I have "wins support =
> yes"
> in smb.conf, but then from a Windows client I try to ping one of those
> hosts
> and it can't resolve the address.
> I have tried some combinations of "name resolve order" and setting
> "dns
> proxy" to yes, but it's the same (now I left "dns proxy" to no again).
> I
> can't see in the logs that another host is making itself the WINS
> server
> (that happened some time ago but now it doesn't)
> It resolves addresses of other hosts that appear in the Windows
> "Network
> neighborhood" and the address of the server from a Windows client, but
> there
> are other machines in the network that don't appear there (Linux
> machines
> that don't use the Samba server or even printers)
> I don't know if this is important, but netstat in the server says that
> port
> 1512 is not listening.
> Thanks in advance.
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