[sf-lug] Fwd: urgent help with networking Linux and Windows at a public school

jim stockford jim at well.com
Sat Sep 8 13:39:09 PDT 2007

> hi,
> As many of you know, I am a volunteer for a public middle school in 
> San Francisco, California.  We are trying to slowly move the school to 
> Linux, piece by piece.  There is another volunteer here who has 
> graciously offered to help us talk to the legacy Windows desktops on 
> the system, but we are having a weird problem. 
> Specifically, we are trying to set up a samba server, and whenever the 
> new server is rebooted, it gets a new IP address, and so the Windows 
> boxes try to connect to the old IP addresses.  So that means that the 
> Windows boxes cannot connect to the Linux box anymore. 
> We are able to ping back and forth to and from the windows boxes to 
> the new Ubuntu Linux server, so the boxes can talk to each other.  But 
> the problem seems to be the DNS that isn't working correctly.
> When we googled, we found nothing that was of any help, oddly.  No one 
> seems to have had this problem, and so we obviously must be asking the 
> wrong question. 
> Any tips would be greatly appreciated, because this is the first time 
> that the principal of this school has allowed us to attempt a FOSS 
> solution for a mission-critical application.  We are hoping to 
> showcase the power of FOSS.  Thanks again in advance!
> Christian Einfeldt

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