Name resolution in small network
hdf3 at comcast.net
Thu Jul 21 20:42:45 UTC 2011
I have a bunch of laptops currently running a mix of Linux and Windoz. I
have recently tried to bring up Samba so that I could share files
easily. With the Linux systems, I have always used /etc/hosts to resolve
names. But with the addition of Samba and the Microsoft products, this
does not work (at least as far as I know).
I have a router that provides DHCP name resolution. If I use DHCP with
my Linux hosts, Windoz reads the router and resolved their IP address.
But I do not know how to make Linux read the router and resolve the
Windoz DHCP addresses.
I have tried to purchase and read the literature, but every volume
appears to be around 400 pages long:-( I cannot read that fast. I see
references to broadcasts, WINS servers etc., all suggesting that I
purchase another book to discover how they work:-)
Is there a simple DNS that I can set up that can be loaded with my
/etc/hosts data, read the data in the DHCP router, handle a NAS device,
and whatever else may be required.
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