Windows and Linux interoperability
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Here are some tips Windows and Linux interoperability.
Linux resolving Windows' hostnames or Linux NetBios names
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 15:08:53 -0700 From: KRPI Radio Subject: [RDD] ping windows from linux Awhile back I remember someone having trouble with Linux resolving Windows' hostnames or Linux NetBios names. I found this which has worked with my boxes: 1.) Make sure that Samba is setup properly and you can see the Linux samba shares from the Windows boxes. 2.) edit your /etc/nsswitch.conf file search for the line starting with hosts (my line was like this "hosts: files dns") add "wins" to the line ("hosts: files dns wins") Andy Suse 10.2 <pre>