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Re: [vox-tech] home network - how to make a UNIX known to the otherPC (Windows)
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Re: [vox-tech] home network - how to make a UNIX known to the otherPC (Windows)

On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 05:11:29PM -0700, Nick Schmalenberger wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 02:54:13PM -0700, Brian Lavender wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 07:48:43PM -0700, Nick Schmalenberger wrote:
> > > >
> > > Yes, that would work well. The Windows XP hosts file is
> > > C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
> > > You can also use nmbd in samba to advertise your Ubuntu computer using
> > > the Windows SMB protocol.
> > 
> > Not necessary. Netbios already broadcasts the name.
> >
> Isn't that what nmbd does? Personally, I prefer not to run nmbd because
> I'd rather save the memory. My router (openwrt) already runs dnsmasq
> that, as somebody else mentioned, has dynamic dns updates from dhcp.
> There have been other situations where I have used the hosts file in
> windows, like if the router cannot run dnsmasq and I don't want to setup
> another machine for it.

I think you are right. 

Brian Lavender
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