[Samba] name resolution: dns name different to windows machine name

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Mon Dec 20 18:15:32 MST 2010

I am not sure how you would have a DNS server assign random names.  But if
you aren't going to have the correct entries for the XP machine in DNS, then
you probably should not have any DNS entries for those machines.    XP
machines can register their hostnames directly in DNS (if the DNS server
supports it.)  In general I don't think workstations machines need to be in
DNS at all since (unless you have shared folders or printers.)  I general
DISABLE dynamic updates in DNS and don't have DNS assignments/static IP's
for most XP machines.

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org]
On Behalf Of Marcus
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 5:17 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] name resolution: dns name different to windows machine name


we are running a samba domain controller as master with activated WINS.
The machine name of each WinXP client is set manually during the
installation initial process. Each client is using the WINS server of
our domain controller. The WinXP clients are getting their IP by a
global DNS Server, which sets the DNS and reverse DNS entry identically
to the windos machine name.
 Now the administrator of the DNS server is planning to change the DNS
and reverse DNS concept in the way that the DNS and reverse DNS entry
will be not identically to the windows machine name any more. The WinXP
clients will get a generic, randomly set DNS/reverse DNS entry. 
 Does this have any effects for functionality of my samba domain
controller and/or the WinXP clients?


To unsubscribe from this list go to the following URL and read the
instructions:  https://lists.samba.org/mailman/options/samba

More information about the samba mailing list