[ale] Optimal Name Resolution Setup in Mixed Environment
Jhubbs at niit.com
Wed Nov 8 14:24:19 EST 2000
Thanks for your response; this was exactly what I was looking for.
I have a question, though. How do the non-Windows machines resolve names
for the machines that are DHCP clients? That seems to be part of the
problem I'm having now - Linux can't even ping an ip address if it can't
resolve a name for it!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Newcombe [mailto:Newcombe at mordor.clayton.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 2:03 PM
> To: Jeff Hubbs
> Cc: ALE
> Subject: Re: [ale] Optimal Name Resolution Setup in Mixed Environment
> On Wed, 8 Nov 2000, Jeff Hubbs wrote:
> > Can anyone wax knowledgeable on what the preferred
> arrangement is w.r.t.
> > WINS/DNS in a mixed Windows/Linux environment?
> Here's what we do. Our DNS is on Linux. WINS is on the NT PDC. Any
> static IP address should have a DNS entry, however, in the
> past, our NT
> guy was very lazy or ms centric or something, so lots of the
> NT servers
> did not end up in the DNS, because "wins will take care of it". While
> this is true, it was also a pain from non-windows machine.
> As for desktops, they get their ip's via dhcp, complete with
> wins and dns
> servers filled in.
> > Is it possible/preferable to lead a WINS-less existence in such an
> > environment?
> You could if no-one cared about peer-to-peer sharing. But if
> they want to
> share their harddrives to other uses, wins is almost surely
> needed. Then
> again, I don't think I've ever tried it without a wins
> server, either on
> nt or linux.
> Regardless of if your DNS server is on nt or linux, I don't
> see why they
> wouldn't want to put those ips in the dns. In fact, if they
> are that set
> on it, why even have a DNS server (probably for external coming in).
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