adding hosts to server

Peter Foster petefozzil at
Tue Sep 26 04:12:01 UTC 2006

Cannot connect a windows machine to ubuntu server. problem seems to be that
hosts entered n /etc/hosts are not being recognised, hence no machine
account and samba cannot create account for hosts as they are not seen in
How do I add a computer ? all the info from Ubuntu & samba just indiates
that hosts should be entered into /etc/hosts file. Clearly this is not
As these are windows machines the host name is generally in capitals - does
this matter ?

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