Re: Linux and WINS resolution

Chris Knipe (cknipe@beachfront.co.za)
Wed, 8 Dec 1999 23:04:42 +0200


Talking under correction here :)

have a look at /etc/nsswitch.conf ?

otherwise, NIS and YPClients might be able to get the values from an NT
system running the same...

Cheerio
Me :)

----- Original Message -----
From: Glynn Clements <glynn@sensei.co.uk>
To: Thai <dvt@dee.hcmut.edu.vn>
Cc: Marcus Blankenship <MarcusB@JELD-WEN.com>; Linux Net
<linux-net@vger.rutgers.edu>
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 1999 11:40 AM
Subject: Re: Linux and WINS resolution

>
> Thai wrote:
>
> > > Can Linux use a WINS server to resolve host names?
> >
> > Of course, yes. At that time you must use samba (included with CD
> > redhat).
>
> I suspect that this isn't what Marcus wants. Samba won't let you use
> WINS as if it were DNS, i.e. gethostbyname() *isn't* going to use WINS
> to resolve the name regardless of what you install.
>
> --
> Glynn Clements <glynn@sensei.co.uk>
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