Originally Posted by saran_redhat
I have configured one samba server. its working fine. the problem is whe we connect from windows machine , through ipaddress its connected. but i am not able to connect through hostname.
i am using centos5. please help me.
I hope to offer you this to help. Although I am no expert, I do use samba daily. Perhaps if you edit this line in
# WINS Proxy - Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on
# behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be
# at least one WINS Server on the network. The default is NO.
wins proxy = yes
Then it may accomplish what you are looking for easier than manual editing host files if you have an active WINS server on the network, if not samba can do that job too with this line
# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server
wins support = yes
You cannot leave both lines enabled however, you must choose one or the other.
I hope this helps you