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From: Philippe Vogel (filiaap_at_freenet.de)
Date: Thu Jan 23 2003 - 03:51:26 CST
> > DNS is a good thing, but for TCP/IP Networking it is normally not
> Since when? M$ got hold of a DNS server source code and modified so that
> win machines could 'Register with DNS' ... what a concept - clients
> inserting their own entries in a DNS zone ...
Oops, my mistake!
I meant microsoft networks not tcp/ip networking <= layer 3.
DNS is only required for internet connection with a router and whatever
services require it.
Since N$ networknames differ from the dns-entries!
Wins acts as nns not dns.
With a PDC (W2k) it is a litllebit more different.
DNS is nice on your gateway, even with less pc's setup as DNS cache -
multiple requests go faster by that way.
> > a)
> > Make a lmhost file like in C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc\lmhosts.sam
> > all your machines listed and your workstations don't have to browse the
> > Copy this file to all workstations (XP: c:\winnt = c:\windows !!!).
> If your network naming system (DNS, WINS, NIS, etc) is setup correctly,
> then this is not needed.
Simple but won't refresh if your hosts change, so I would not use it.
Samba can do this for you.
> > b)
> > Build up a samba-server with wins-proxy enabled and use it as
> > your network setup.
> If you don't have a name server on the internal network yes, but if this
> is a home network with 3 pcs ... overkill.
If you have mixed environment and not very intelligent users putting their
machines in a lan it is a nice feature as well.
> > c)
> > Use NetBEUI-protocoll for hostresolution (is it part of XP? I think they
> > left it somewhere on the setup cd in an extra folder).
> It is enabled by default (NetBIOS over TCP/IP) ...
> Be careful, if you disable this, then your Win98 machine will not talk
> to your WinXP or Win2K machines.
Notice NetBEUI is somehow different in XP, their made their own delicous
soup in redmond with XP and M$ networks!
> > d)
> > Setup a Samba-server as PDC and he will do for you the browselist.
> > Disadvantage is, that the clients (mostly XP,2000,NT) want to be
> > masterbrowser and sometimes win elections, if os-level is not propper
> > /etc/samba/smb.conf.
With 3 machines overkill, but I wanted to give some examples.
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