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Re: wins? or what?

On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 22:40 -0400, David Clymer wrote:

> On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 19:31, Curtis Vaughan wrote:
> > DNS server.  However, a separate Linux server needs to know how to 
> > resolve the NetBios name of one such Windows client (let's say his 
> > NetBios name is ACCT).
> > 
> > What options are there for me to get this Linux server to resolve 
> > ACCT's ip address?
> > 
> Nothing short of modifying/rewriting the utility will let you use ping
> to "ping" a netbios name.

This isn't true. NSS services let you do all sorts of non-hostfile name
resolution- ldap, dns, nis, and also wins, using winbind. Check out the
man page for nsswitch.conf


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