SecretSquirrel wrote:You need to look into the configuration of winbindd that comes with Samba. It is designed to allow a Unix system to use wins name resolution. Also, the shortname of the server is likely not in the hosts file.
192.168.0.1 foobar.somedomain.com foobar
In the hosts file so that your system can resolve the shortname as well. If the WINS name is different then the shortname, you can append the WINS name to the line as well.
I know that the short name isn't in the hosts file. I haven't put it in there. Let's all forget the hosts file for a while, okay? I'm not asking how to edit that because I know precisely what to do with it. Also, it does not answer NetBIOS name resolution.
I'm looking into winbind right now. I had compiled Samba without it enabled on the Linux client, so I'll find out in a few minutes if that the solution.