[Lucid] Network Error

Lucio M Nicolosi lmnicolosi at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 21:09:55 UTC 2010

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 3:25 PM, Hakan Koseoglu <hakan at koseoglu.org> wrote:
> On 27/08/10 19:08, Lucio M Nicolosi wrote:
>> It is probably an urban legend but since I don't know exactly what can
>> cause this condition decided to give this advice a try.
>> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=844604
> Utter hogwash. I think it stems from broken home network setups and poor
> understanding of how things work.
> In most settings getting a DHCP address ends with the DNS (and WINS,
> where applicable) record being updated. Obviously this doesn't happen
> automatically if you don't use DHCP therefore if you use a static IP you
> should already have an entry in your DNS & WINS servers. Most home ADSL
> routers are quite lousy in setting this up. Some clown puts two and two
> together and comes up with five.
> See here for static WINS entries:
> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/NetworkBrowsing.html#id2584250

So, if I understood correctly, in a home network with a lousy ADSL
router also serving as a DHCP server (like mine), with Samba default
no wins support, the choice for static IPs could introduce a problem
like the above reported?


L M Nicolosi, Eng.
Linux Regist. User #481505 - http://counter.li.org/

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