[sf-lug] Fwd: urgent help with networking Linux and Windows at a public school
jim at well.com
Sat Sep 8 13:39:09 PDT 2007
> 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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