RE: GNU/Linux server on Windows Network: Hostname / IP Mapping
Unless the linux box is added to the DNS server, then that hosts file is
your only hope. You could setup an alternate DNS server on the linux box,
but then you still have to config the winschmoes boxes to use it. Once a
lont time ago, I found that etc directory on a NT box, then found a hosts
file, and then I thought holy shit, maybe this thing makes sense afterall,
but then I noticed there was no var or usr and that little bit of etc wasn't
From: "Hill, Benjamin W" <email@example.com>
To: "'Moe Binkerman'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: GNU/Linux server on Windows Network: Hostname / IP Mapping
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 10:45:32 +0100
Not sure how to do that... Indecently it is a managed DNS, so I'd have to
get someone's permission also! :-/
From: Moe Binkerman [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 18 June 2003 10:37
To: Hill, Benjamin W
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux server on Windows Network: Hostname / IP Mapping
Did you add the debian box to your networks DNS server?
>From: "Hill, Benjamin W" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: GNU/Linux server on Windows Network: Hostname / IP Mapping
>Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 10:00:39 +0100
>I have a GNU/Linux server on a windows network with Samba running. I
>to that machine using it's IP address, but only using it's hostname if I
>an entry into the Windows client's hosts file.
>Is there anyway to allow access to the machine, without having to
>adding a hosts entry?
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