[TriLUG] Linux DNS Server issues with DOS client
mark at tmhco.com
Thu Aug 25 00:18:40 EDT 2005
Well, this isn't DOS; it says windows. There's a checkie box
(TM)(SM)(C)(BS) in the Windows setup, somewhere, that says 'use DNS for
name resolution' or some such. That and setting stuff in the DNS tab is
s'posed to do what you're after.
On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 17:57:40 -0700
Aaron Joyner <aaron at joyner.ws> wrote:
> Roy Vestal wrote:
> > Thanks Aaron, the spanning tree was the issue.
> > Now a follow up question: So on this same dos setup I have multiple
> > Windows servers with 2 nics, the first nic is on the REAL network,
> > the second on this private in question. If I try to do a net use g:
> > \\servername\share, it says "the computer name specified is not
> > found in the network path cannot be located". My boot process mounts
> > one server as a drive but manually it doesn't. I've looked through
> > the autoexec.bat on this and I don't see anything that would cause
> > this. I've even put "hosts" and "lmhosts" in a dir that's on the
> > path to no avail.
> > Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this part?
> As Ryan basically pointed out, this isn't really a DNS issue it's a
> Netbios issue. DOS machines don't use DNS for name resolution, they
> use Netbios (Lanman) name mappings on the local network.
> Unfortunately, I have very little experience with Netbios in DOS, and
> have little desire to acquire any more experience in said field of
> "expertise". Having said that, the basics are that it's a broadcast
> protocol that attempts to locate other hosts by name. If you're not
> on the same broadcast domain, you need a hard mapping (like the
> lmhosts). If you're with in the same broadcast domain, it should
> "just work". I'd go with Ryan's suggestion, or perhaps further
> experimentation / googling on the lmhosts file.
> Best of luck!
> Aaron S. Joyner
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