Simple name windows linux question

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Vitamx, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. Vitamx

    Vitamx Guest

    Dear Mr. Noone:

    You have provided some informative posts
    on the subject at hand. I do have a
    windows network and I had no idea what
    WINS is. Why would I need to know this
    to string together some windows computers?

    It seems like the only way to add a linux
    box without messing around with the other
    boxes is Samba. Otherwise the other boxes wont be able to resolve the name
    of it. I assume when you ask me if
    I have a DNS, you mean a Windows
    DNS? Which I dont have and I dont think
    I need.

    Apparently if I add Samba somehow WINS
    will be able to resolve the name for reasons
    I dont understand.

    Anyway thanks for your posts they have
    been helpful.
    Vitamx, Nov 13, 2003
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