[Samba] /etc/hosts and DHCP
rossboylan at stanfordalumni.org
Thu Sep 24 21:08:49 UTC 2015
I am trying to follow the advice on
other things, it says "Make sure that your /etc/hosts has a valid entry for
resolving your hostname to its public IP (not 127.0.0.1!), when you join
But my machine is using DHCP and so I can't hard code this. What to do?
I am using Debian's resolvconf and bind. I suspect I'll need to use bind
to manage things properly, but perhaps I could let samba do the name
A possibly related issue is that the machine has 2 network interfaces, one
for a private network and one for the public one that participates in the
AD. So there is not one right answer for the name -> IP resolution, though
possibly the fully qualified domain name that goes with active directory
could be reserved for the external IP.
I'm going on the assumption that "AD Member Server" is what I want, because
I want to join the domain, use it for authentication, and server files.
Originally I thought "Member Server" meant I was publicly serving up
members of the domain; that is not my intention.
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