[CentOS] DNS problem while trying to join windows 7 to samba3x pdc

Thu Jul 8 21:35:21 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 7/8/2010 4:00 PM, JohnS wrote:
>> Windows name resolution has next to nothing to do with ip routing.  If
>> your routing works you can make windows name resolution work over it,
>> but it isn't automatic.
>   If it does not work then it want happen as in getting routed to the
> wins server.  You agree on that right?  If routing don't work then there
> is no wins resolution in effect.  In other words we have to know where
> to go.

Yes, if your routing is broken or you firewall needed services between 
subnets, lots of things will break.

>> Agreed, but putting a wins server on every subnet would be complicated -
>> and unnecessary.
> Yea could be a PITA.  You know umm Winblows Serve, WINS Services can umm do multi SNs I do think.
> Now I may not me totally correct on that.

That's the whole point of using a WINS server.  If you only have or care 
about one subnet you can let broadcasts and the ad-hoc master browser 
election do their thing.  Current windows versions will also use DNS for 
most name lookups but I don't know if you can use it to find a PDC. 
Active Directory sort of hides the difference between netbios and DNS 
names by combining them - and things get weird if don't put them on the 
same server.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com