[THIN] Re: Users can't resolve names

  • From: "Braebaum, Neil" <Neil.Braebaum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 16:59:48 -0000

Does samba register it's netbios name with an NBNS / WINS server, in your

Does your DNS server do a WINS lookup?

Do you see what I'm hinting, and could that be the problem? (you said UNIX
server not running samba)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Taylor [mailto:Stephen.Taylor@xxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 13 March 2003 16:56
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Users can't resolve names
> Hi There
> I have the following problem :-
> We are running W2K SP3 with MF1.8 SP3 servers, and we have an 
> application 
> that pulls a license details from a Unix server.
> The issue is that when a user runs the app it give an error saying it 
> can't resolve the name of the device but when the 
> administrator runs the 
> app everything is fine. This only happens to unix devices that aren't 
> running samba. The ones that are running samba are fine fine. 
> We have put the ip address of the device in place of the 
> machine name and 
> everything works ok.
> Does anyone know of any reasons why users would be unable to 
> resolve names 
> of unix device not running samba?

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