RedHat DHCP weird problem with Win98

Posted on 2003-03-23
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I setup my samba,dhcp and webserver. My winxp can login under domain and grab the ip. Everything seem fine until my win98 clients were trying to access webserver by using hostname(redhat) instead of ip(worked fine). I had edit hosts filename under win98 point back to my localhostname which is And I tried to ipconfig. And the gateway is same as winxp which is I have no idea what's going on? Any idea?
Question by:guanyu

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majorwoo earned 152 total points
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the gateway does not determine whether

http://redhat works or if is needed

you want to check the DNS entry on your win98 machines, if your linux machine is NOT running a DNS server you will need to either setup samba to emulate one or run your own named on the linux machine(and point your win98 machines to it) or else edit the hosts file(and keep them pointed DNS wise to the ISP's DNS servers).
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mburdick earned 148 total points
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XP and 98 use name resolution in slightly different ways, and I suspect that the DNS configuration on the 98 machine is preventing your system from connecting to the REDHAT machine by name.

Here are your options:

1) Configure the DHCP scope to provide a DNS domain name to all clients and make sure that name is part of the search list. Also, be sure that the scope lists the DHCP machine as the DNS server. Ensure that the DHCP machine is also running DNS, and is authoritative for the domain you are providing to the clients. Ensure that the domain contains an entry for the machine that you are trying to access.


DNS Domain: home.network.org
RedHat machine FQDN: redhat.home.network.org
Search DNS domain: home.network.org

2) Create a HOSTS file in \windows\system32 on the 98 machine and put an entry in place for the REDHAT machine with the appropriate address.

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