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

Marcus lists at localguru.de
Tue Dec 21 07:54:08 MST 2010

Am Dienstag, den 21.12.2010, 19:19 +0900 schrieb TAKAHASHI Motonobu:
> 2010/12/20 Marcus <lists at localguru.de>:
> > we are running a samba domain controller as master with activated WINS.
> (snip)
> >  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.

Thanks a lot, good news.


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