Let me start with a little background info. I manage a computer lab with 85 workstations. I ocassionally use either RDP or VNC to do some maintenance. I have no problem doing this from windows, but I wanted my lonely Ubuntu workstation to be able to do the same thing. After about a week of research I am finally able to ping my windows workstations via their Netbios names. Woohoo!!
All you have to do is:
change the line that saysto this:Quote:
hosts: files dns(order does matter)Quote:
hosts: files wins dns
finally, you need to install winbindthat's all that it took for me.Code:sudo apt-get install winbind
works great. And I can finally use the built-in terminal server client with hostnames instead of IP addresses.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
HOWTO: Resolve Netbios hostname system-wide
Posted by Jakob at 5:42 PM