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domain name resolution of local network names in NT domains

Posted 05-31-2011 at 10:51 PM by neonsignal
Updated 05-31-2011 at 10:52 PM by neonsignal

When operating on a local network that largely has Windows machines, resolving local names enables the use of machine names rather than ip addresses. Names can be hardwired into /etc/hosts; alternatively, they can be gathered from the NT domain using winbind:
Code:
apt-get install winbind
Then edit /etc/nsswitch.conf, and add 'wins' to the 'hosts' line.
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