[Samba] Autofs and Fedora 11
iancshay at comcast.net
Fri Sep 18 07:31:42 MDT 2009
> Think that smbclient is using other methods for netbios name resolving,
> maybe you can try //matsa.full.dns.name or //ip.address
Wow, this seems unfortunate that mount.cifs does not honour smb.conf. At any
rate, I cannot use what you are suggesting because the IP addresses are
DHCP-assigned and the Linksys router that does the DHCP does not do DNS; it
supplies an external DNS server, which of course won't work.
So, given that I don't want to go through the process of giving static IPs and
editing fstab or auto.misc every time a new laptop is temporarily added to the
network, is there a way to have mount.cifs use BCAST as a way of resolving names?
Furthermore, this was NOT a problem on the older Linux box that I am trying to
replace (it has redhat 7 and some older version of samba). What can I do to get
at least the same level of functionality as the old one had?
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