Re: Domain question
From: Doofus (doofus_at_bulldoghome.com)
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 00:50:19 +0100 To: email@example.com
Rob Brenart wrote:
> Dick Davies wrote:
>> * Paul Scott <firstname.lastname@example.org> [0745 18:45]:
>>>> It is the job of the dhcp server to assign them IP numbers.
>>> But that doesn't guarantee that a given named machine will get the
>>> same IP each time which is what the OP wanted.
>> Why don't you just map MAC addresses to IPs? isc-dhcpd can certainly
>> do that.
> Yeah I suppose I could do that, but it just seems like a very manual
> approach to either scratch DHCP, or give every machine on the network
> a reservation.
> To answer other questions in the thread... right now I just have 4
> machines plus a linksys router, the number is growing fairly rapidly
> now however.
> Ideally I want it to work like a domain, so I'm not adverse to making
> a proper domain... In part because I don't want to deal with the
> .hosts file that we're talking about, and in larger part because this
> network is going to be a model for several other networks I'll be
> setting up and it simply won't be an option in those cases, people
> will need to be able to just add a windows machine without any
> configuration of the network and need to be able to see the whole
> I'm curious about the Samba suggestion posted as it seems to fit best
> with what I'm trying to actually achieve, also it sounds like just
> moving the DHCP server off the linksys and onto the debian server is
> probably the wisest and most robust option, not sure how that works
> with wireless though. Thanks for all the discussion and help on the
The common domain and dhcp issues stand seperately to a degree. A lot of
people rave about SAMBA but you'll certainly need to do some reading if
you intend to emulate an M$ PDC with it on a linux box. That this is
possible at all is an amazing achievement to my mind. I've been told
that one of the goals of each M$ service pack release is to knock the
SAMBA guys back a few pegs by re-hashing the inner workings of the SMB
protocol. Don't know how true that is but it wouldn't surprise me. An
alternative to SAMBA would be to do it the other way around and shell
out for Hummingbird's NFS Maestro/Exceed so your windows machines can
talk unix. That wouldn't be cheap though.
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