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well you will need to use dns.... presumably windows is resolving through wins (yuck). you will no be using any form of dns at present, that's the problem. you can either install a dns server or add a static entry in lmhosts. this isn't really a linux question though.
By default windows should be resolving netbios names using broadcasts. You can run Samba(smbd, nmbd), Windows boxes will then be able to see the Linux box.
And yeah adding static entries in lmhosts file will also work.