John is making sense, I think I've been misled - probably the Win95
can't even contact the DNS server.. Have you triple-checked your DHCP
configuration? And the DNS setup? Are you certain that the Linux box
is using its DNS server to perform name resolution? Or are you maybe
blocking ports with ipfwadm? That happened to me when my PPP link was
up - I didn't notice for a while, though, because named was querying
my ISPs servers when it couldn't contact itself..
>> I have a Linux Red Hat 5.1 server and a couple Win95 clients. The server is
>> running named, dhcpd, smbd, nmbd. When I log on with a Win95 client, I get
>> an IP address, can see the samba shares and can telnet to the Linux server.
>> But, during log on I get a warning that no DNS server is found, some
>> services may not be available. This warning is true, I get no name
>> resolution on the Win95 client. The Linux server has name resolution. How
>> do I make the Win95 client not error on login and get name resolution?
>> any clues, Ben.
>This should be obvious, but on the Win95 box, run winipcfg and see what it
>says your DNS server is. Chances are, it's not specified. Because you
>are running DHCP, you obviously don't want to muck with putting the DNS in
>the TCP/IP properties on the windows box.
>I'm guessing that the DHCP server is not reporting the correct IP address
>for the DNS server. Alternatively, could the DNS server have died? Or
>is it set up properly to resolve intra-net addresses? Any of these
>*MIGHT* be a reason for Win95 to complain.