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Configuring Linux Client to Access Windows DNS

By isaias.barroso ·
Hi All,

How to configure Linux Workstations to use a Windows DNS Server?
I'm utilizing Suse 9.2.
My Linux machines don't appear on Windows DNS.
In Linux if i put ping <IP> the Windows machine is found, but if i put ping <MACHINE_NAME> the machine isn't found.
if i put nslookup <MACHINE_NAME> the machine is found.

If anybody have a tutorial or link please send-me

Thanks

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not sure where

by Jaqui In reply to Configuring Linux Client ...

suse keeps it, but if you tell it to rquire dns, and what ip address to find the dns server then it should work just fine.

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Configuring Linux Client to Access Windows DNS

by rmailhot In reply to Configuring Linux Client ...

In an organization where Windows is the primary DNS server for your linux clients, and your local domain is the default <something>.local, you should set up your /etc/resolv.conf and /etc/host.conf in the following manner.

/etc/resolve.conf
domain <something>.domain
nameserver <your dns server ip>

/etc/host.conf
order hosts, bind
mdns off
multi on

The trick is the mdns setting in the /etc/host.conf file. You should make an entry in this file 'mdns off'. For those of you who use Yast or other helpful tools this setting is often overlooked.

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which command do i issue to view all client machines

by bockaman In reply to Configuring Linux Client ...

hi all
i would like to know which command i can issue to view all client machines using widows server when am on a linux machine

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