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Old 05-31-2006, 09:48 PM   #1
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Setting up WINS on Ubuntu


Hey everyone! I was wondering if there was a way to specify a WINS server for one of my ethernet cards. I'm administrating servers all day and it's much easier to type "bart" rather than "bart.vanderbilt.edu". I assume that is WINS that I need.....

Let me know! Thanks!
 
Old 06-01-2006, 03:45 PM   #2
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Doesn't setting the dns search path resolve your problem ?
Do that with whatever GUI your have to config your network or add/change the followin line in /etc/resolv.conf
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search vanderbilt.edu
 
Old 06-01-2006, 03:53 PM   #3
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Doesn't setting the dns search path resolve your problem ?
Do that with whatever GUI your have to config your network or add/change the followin line in /etc/resolv.conf
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search vanderbilt.edu
That did it. Thanks!
 
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That one was easy
 
Old 08-05-2008, 04:16 AM   #5
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Doesn't setting the dns search path resolve your problem ?
Do that with whatever GUI your have to config your network or add/change the followin line in /etc/resolv.conf
Code:
search vanderbilt.edu
Using this configuration, is there any reason for me to set up SAMBA to act as a WINS server?
 
  


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