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Old 12-03-2002, 12:46 PM   #1
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DNS, WINS, ...... please help???


Hi there,

I connect my two dual boot computers via apple airport <-- you may see it as a router, DHCP assign IP to computers dynamically.

If two computer are using windows, they can ping each other with their Netbios "hostname" with no problem, however when one or two of this computers using redhat, they can't ping each other with the "hostname" anymore ..... however ping with IP address is No Problem .......

So, my question is how should I configure my linux in order to work like windows that can ping with the hostname?

I think I may using static IP or DNS server or WINS server, but I want to keep it simple as using two windows that I mention above, any idea?

Thanks so much,

Vic
 
Old 12-03-2002, 05:34 PM   #2
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http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;q150800
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;q180094

http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/how_to_use_hosts.html

and

"man hosts"
"man lmhosts"

-Kevin
 
Old 12-04-2002, 06:31 AM   #3
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Thanks for your information.

I have some idea about using the hosts and lmhosts file .......

But what I feel confuse is what should I do if the IP address was automaticly giving by the DHCP router ..........

Apple Airport cannnot give IP to the specific mac address the same IP eveytime .....

so, should I still use the hosts and lmhosts file in this stituation?

Thanks

Vic
 
Old 12-04-2002, 08:15 AM   #4
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Depends ... the way DHCP usually works, unless you are dealing with some network-nazi at an ISP.. is that there is an certain length of DHCP lease, say 3 days. Your client machine will always try to renew that lease say after using it for 1.5 days. So unless your machine is shut down for 1.5 days, or half of whatever your lease time is, you shouldn't have trouble keeping the same address.

If the Apple Airport won't allow you to do IP reservations for a certain MAC... can you control the length of the lease?

Can you start using static IP addresses?

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