I presume your network is configured via DHCP then?
Your desktop machines gets a random IP address, while the Linux server
gets the same IP every time?
That's what we do anyway.
In practical terms, if you want to make life easy on yourself and want
to be able to address a certain machine you should give it a specific IP
address and add that IP to your local DNS server.
Samba does have the ability to run scripts based on what computer
connects to it, so, if your DNS server is your login server, in theory
you might be able to get it to modify the BIND config files but I really
wouldn't like to see that happen!
Larkin Cunningham wrote:
>> Looks like Micro$oft outlook is playing tricks with my mail - sending before
> I'm even finished!
> Better stick to StarOffice in future!
>> A question for the SAMBA experts out there.... I have no problem resolving
> host names dynamically from my Win2K machine - I can ping my Linux server
> name without a bother, however on the Linux side of things I have to put an
> entry in /etc/hosts and fix the IP address of the Win2K machine, just to be
> able to use the host name of my Win2K machine. How can I make Linux aware
> dynamically of machine names over Samba/NetBIOS?
> Thanks in advance....
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