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swerdna
July 5th, 2009, 11:43 AM
I have windows xp and vita, openSUSE 11.1 and Ubuntu 9.04 installed on a LAN where resources are shared using Samba.

The Samba setup for all Linux machines is the same.

I have edited nsswitch.conf to turn on wins for both machines:
hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] wins dns

On openSUSE I do not need to install the winbind rpm to ping the machines on the LAN by hostname.
On Ubuntu I do need to install the winbind package to ping the machines on the LAN by hostname.

Does anyone know why winbind is important in the Ubuntu case but not the openSUSE case, with respect to pinging by hostname?

Thanks
swerdna

swerdna
August 14th, 2009, 07:27 PM
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