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

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at monyo.com
Tue Dec 21 03:19:25 MST 2010

2010/12/20 Marcus <lists at localguru.de>:
> we are running a samba domain controller as master with activated WINS.
>  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?

Samba 3 domain is compatible with NT domain. NT domain uses only NetBIOS
name which can be resolved by WINS (or LMHOSTS or broadcast...), not DNS.

So the change of DNS settings will not affect your samba domain.

TAKAHASHI Motonobu <monyo at samba.gr.jp>

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