DNS resolution


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Deanna

I am having issues resolving names from my Macs running
OS 10.2.8. The PC's on my network have no problem
resolving names and yes I have the DHCP server handing
these out. I am also running WINS on my network for my
Win98 machines. I have setup SMB in the Directory Access
program on the Macs to the domain name for the Workgroup
and gave the IP address of the WINS server in that field
because it seemed to help with authenticating to the W2K
server I have on the network. I am unfamiliar with Macs
so I am not sure from what I am reading here that I
should not have designated that WINS server there or
not. If I understand correctly, WINS is not needed for
Mac OS 10? Besides having name resolution issues, or
rather along with it, I am having problems connecting to
my Exchange server although all PC's connect just fine.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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William M. Smith

I am having issues resolving names from my Macs running
OS 10.2.8. The PC's on my network have no problem
resolving names and yes I have the DHCP server handing
these out. I am also running WINS on my network for my
Win98 machines. I have setup SMB in the Directory Access
program on the Macs to the domain name for the Workgroup
and gave the IP address of the WINS server in that field
because it seemed to help with authenticating to the W2K
server I have on the network. I am unfamiliar with Macs
so I am not sure from what I am reading here that I
should not have designated that WINS server there or
not. If I understand correctly, WINS is not needed for
Mac OS 10? Besides having name resolution issues, or
rather along with it, I am having problems connecting to
my Exchange server although all PC's connect just fine.

Hi Deanna!

Your Macs don't need the WINS entries and from what I remember, this feature
is actually broken. (It may have been fixed with later updates to Mac OS X,
but I'm not sure.)

If Windows and SMB clients can not use either a WINS or DNS server for name
resolution, they should resort to broadcasts. This will only be effective
for the local subnet.

As for your Exchange server, which client are you using on the Macs? Outlook
will require a Hosts file to be configured in Mac OS 9 so that it can
operate in Classic and Entourage will need either a DNS server to refer to
or a Hosts file.

Hope this helps! bill
 

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