Re: hostname and dhcp question

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Tim wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-07-02 at 12:22 -0500, Jeff Vian wrote:
>> A Windows machine can get any hostname that is on the WINS server
>> without using DNS.
> Can it do that for anything, or only as a side effect of a prior action.
> e.g. If you ping "machinename" (an unimaginative example hostname), and
> nothing else has had any traffic with "machinename", will it work?  Or
> would you have had to do something with SMB beforehand, and Windows had
> cached the address?
You may want to take a look at for general
coverage of the problem.


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