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By northwood ·
In a small TCP/IP network, how do host names get resolved to IP addresses, when there is no DNS server or no updated host files?

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by jeaster In reply to Name and IP resolution

You can use a hosts file on each client computer, or better yet, use that and set the primary and secondary DNS addresses for the network connection to use an external DNS for Internet resolution. Here, the hosts file does local resolution, and the external DNS will do external (Internet) resolution.

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by leekh In reply to Name and IP resolution

In Windows environment, basically the hostname and ip address can be resolved using 'Broadcast' without having DNS or WINs server and gateway, with condition both computers connect at same IP address range and same subnet mask.

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by pcnetworktech In reply to Name and IP resolution

You will need to create a host file and keep it uptodate.
Host file is located in C:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc.


http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/what_is_hosts.html

NOTE: Make sure NetBeui is turned on.

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by ctmoore1998 In reply to Name and IP resolution

If you have netbios enable then by default the windows network will hold a master browser election. The master browser is responsible for wins resolution on the network and this is how your network neighborhood is populated on a peer to peer network that doesn't have a dns server (or windows server)

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