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How can I get my Linux box to do a DNS lookup on my windows box. I checked tldp.org and it only has info on setting up a DNS server. All other sources I have read deal with using a static IP and adding it to resolv.conf, how do I DNS with a dynamic IP from my Linux box. Using Slack 8.1
i'm about 1000% sure that's not what he is after in the slightest. please try and read the questions a bit more carefully. and dynu.org doesn't exist anyway, it's .com.
so you're taking an IP for a windows machine from a DHCP server on linux yes? and then running a DNS server on that windows machine? that's not too simple really. if you're running the windows box as a DNS server for a numebr of machines, you would normally set up the DHCP to always assign a known address to the DNS machine. there is an example of it in the dhcpd.conf man page, assuming that is the server you are using.
Then you get onto wanting to presumably update the DNS entries when they are assigned from the DHCP server? well that's what i'm stuck on at the moment...
That is more or less how it is setup, however my ISP's router / gateway / DHCP / DNS server is where I get my addressing info from. I tried telling the smbclient to search my workgroup and then look for the netbios name in my workgroup but for some reason this didn't work. This is a home network so if I can ever get my Linux box to see my sbcglobal DSL acount I can set everything else to a static IP, however this isn't happening as of now.