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Old 06-28-2004, 07:43 AM   #1
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CIFS - IP Always needed?

Is an IP address always needed when connecting to a SAMBA server (in this case, a Mac with Samba running) using CIFS? Whenever I try to use the server name, my FC2 box says it can't find the server, but it connects perfectly when I specify the IP address as the server name! I'm connecting on port 139.
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You would need a DNS server on your LAN to be able to connect to the SAMBA machine by hostname.

You could put the hostname and IP in /etc/hosts, but that wouldn't work if the SAMBA server's IP changes.
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Is this a change from the RH 9.0 days? Back on RH 9.0 I could always connect using 'smbmount' just using the host name. CIFS is different then?


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