Samba - machine name dependence?
Does anyone know if there is a way with Samba to forgo its dependence on machine names? I've got a bunch of Windows 2000 machines, and whenever I reimage them it's a pain to go around and re-add all the machines to the domain. I can change the machine name automatically, but I STILL have to go around and re-join the domain so that the Samba server knows about it.
I'm wondering if there's a way for the Samba server to, in effect, adopt the philosophy: "I don't care what you're machine name is or whether or not you're registered with me. I only care that you have an IP and are on the same subnet as me."
I know it's a stretch, but I thought it worth an inquiry.
Perhaps a follow-up question would be: Is there a way to automate the change in machine name & re-joining the domain?