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By richardson ·
Will Corel Linux work with my Windows NT 4.0 WINS server to resolve names to IP addresses. I would like to setup a local SMTP/POP mail server with Corel Linux without using DNS.

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by Stillatit In reply to Linux and WINS

I do not believe it will, but it should not need to. What you need to do is allow all stations to find the mail server, which you can do by giving the server a static address, and making a static entry in the WINS database. Since your mail clients connect to the server (rather than vice-versa), there is no reason for the server to need to find a client machine by name.

Good luck.

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by bg4 In reply to Linux and WINS

Yes you can. In the file /etc/resolv.conf put the line "nameserver aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd" with the IP address of your NT server. SMTP requires a DNS to resolve addresses before it can deliver mail. If you are running a small internal network with all mailbeing delivered locally you will get away without DNS by specify all the hosts in the /etc/hosts file.

I hope this helps.

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