Windows and Linux interoperability

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Linux resolving Windows' hostnames or Linux NetBios names

Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 15:08:53 -0700
From: KRPI Radio
Subject: [RDD] ping windows from linux

Awhile back I remember someone having trouble with Linux resolving
Windows' hostnames or Linux NetBios names. I found this which has worked
with my boxes:

1.) Make sure that Samba is setup properly and you can see the Linux
samba shares from the Windows boxes.

2.) edit your /etc/nsswitch.conf file
search for the line starting with hosts (my line was like this "hosts:
files dns")
add "wins" to the line ("hosts: files dns wins")


Andy
Suse 10.2
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