Why can't you set the Windows IP stack to use DHCP? If you mean Samba, I'veQuote:> I have been using my Linux box as a Mac server with Netatalk and sharing
> internet connection with a DHCP router. Now I have to set it to connect
> Windows machine as well. But I don't know how to make all the things work
> together because SMB runs over TCP/IP and that means I can't set the
> Windows' setting to DHCP.
> Can anyone help???
Just configure Samba and your Windows machine with the same workgroup name,
add a user to the linux machine (smbadduser, or some such command), and use
that account to logon to the network on the Windows Microsoft Networking
Voila! Instant SMB networking.
I use a laptop between school and home networks, both use DHCP, and
the home one uses a Linux DHCP server and router.
1. Newbie: DSL Router (& DHCP server) and 'client hostname' for Linux
I have 3 computers (1 NT, 1 Linux RH 7.2, and 1 Linux RH 6.2) in my
household, all of them being connected to a router (Linksys BEFSR41)
to share an ADSL connection for Internet access. I can browse the
Internet from any of them.
For a couple of days I've been struggling with setting up a Samba
server on one of the Linux machines and I have ran into this problem
that the server's name cannot be solved from any of my machines
(including the one that runs the server :-(). If I look at the 'DHCP
clients table' in my router I cannot identify by 'client hostname' any
out of 3 clients but the one running Win NT. It seems as if the Linux
clients fail (or skip) to register their host name after they have
obtained the IP from the DHSP server. The log messages in the
/var/log/messages that I think may indicate some bad setting are in
the listing below
11:24:32 sofia network: Bringing up interface eth0: succeeded
11:24:32 sofia xinetd: failed to parse localhost [line=10]
11:24:37 sofia checkpc: Get_local_host: hostname 'sofia' bad
11:24:37 sofia lpd: Get_local_host: hostname 'sofia' bad
11:24:37 sofia lpd: 2002-09-15-11:24:37.021 Get_local_host: hostname
11:24:37 sofia lpd: lpd startup succeeded
I am a newbie with Linux so I am asking for help. Does anyone have an
idea on how to interpret the messages above, or how to configure the
Linux so that it registers its hostname with the router.
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