[Samba] PDC as wins server
Jesse.Josserand at healthmarkets.com
Wed Oct 4 18:12:41 GMT 2006
You can create a 'hosts' file, just like unix/linux hosts files in
\windows\system32\drivers\etc and that may work for you.
From: samba-bounces+jesse.josserand=healthmarkets.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+jesse.josserand=healthmarkets.com at lists.samba.org]
On Behalf Of Aravinda Guzzar
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 12:59 PM
To: Toni Casueps
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] PDC as wins server
>>>We have a Samba server which acts mainly as file server, but we want
>>>resolve host names for local machines. I have written some
>>>both in /etc/hosts and /etc/samba/lmhosts, and I have "wins support =
>>>in smb.conf, but then from a Windows client I try to ping one of
>>>and it can't resolve the address.
I don't think samba is designed to do the job of WINS/DNS which
resolves the IP-hostname.
The "/etc/hosts", "/etc/samba/lmhosts" and "wins support is basically
host operating system or for samba. I don't think you can get the
resolved through these entries from the client. The wins support options
enables the host system to register itself in the WINS server.
For client to resolve the IP-hostname you can either use WINS, DNS or
enter the IP and hostname in windows client and reload it ( i have
the actual command to reload/purge).
(Views expressed here are my personal opinion ONLY)
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