[ILUG] DNS / WINS
chris.higgins at horizon.ie
Thu Nov 22 15:23:23 GMT 2001
>Does anyone know how to make a Linux machine use WINS ?
Never tried it - BUT... a quick read of "man nsswitch.conf" says
A service named SERVICE is implemented by a shared object
library named libnss_SERVICE.so.X that resides in /lib.
For glibc, you must have a file called /lib/libnss_SE
VICE.so.X for every SERVICE you are using. On a standard
A quick locate says (amongst others )
So it *MAY* be possible to modify nsswitch.conf to use wins as a
lookup target for hosts... then again it may not work.
I don't know if libnss_wins is used for anything else.
I don't have a WINS server I can test it against, but if
anything exists to let you change the source of hostname
lookups it's prolly in nsswitch.conf..
I'd expect for this to work - samba must be configured,
and that it'll check for hostsnames using wins and also
in /etc/samba/lmhosts (for those windows freaks out there )
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