Broadcasting Hostname To NT Network

Posted on 2000-02-03
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How do I get my Redhat Linux 6.0 OS to broadcast it's hostname in such a way that the NT network can resolve it? I can ping my Linux box and browse it's web server from other computers on the network, but only by IP address, not by hostname. Help?
Question by:pharring112299

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RobWMartin earned 200 total points
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You're gonna have to set up a DNS server (NT will do this) and add an entry for your linux box.  Or, each client will need a hosts file (its location depends on the operating system) entry.  In both cases,  the host name of the linux box is mapped to the IP address.

The DNS solution is best, if you have many hosts on the network.

For specifics on setting up NT to provide DNS, ask the question in an appropriate NT section of EE.


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Thanks Rob!

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Fixed the -1 problem on this question.
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