[K12OSN] Windows connectivity

Liam Marshall computers at stmaurice.mb.ca
Wed Jan 11 23:31:36 UTC 2006

This one is weird

Lab is completely k12ltsp 4.4.x  Terminal server and 32 workstations


I have a windows 2000 machine sitting in a corner with a third party mail
server sitting on it.  It has an ip of  


Linsys router is not acting as dhcp server


Server private side nic is of course dhcping with the second
nic static ip of 


Linux workstations can see the server, can surf web pages, and can connect
to the mail server whether it is through the private ip of .1.3 or through
its mx record mail.mycompany.ca, which goes through the router which has the
mail ports forwarded to the .1.3


On the linux side, all is good.


The few windows machines participating on the network were connecting to the
server running samba for file serving.  They get the ips and dns numbers
through the linux servers dhcp services.  They can now surf, get files off
samba, but can no longer get to the mail server in the corner.  They used to
be able to.  Today I can't telnet in on port 25, can't ping .1.3 can't see
it in any way.  Used to be able to, as early as this morning.


Solved this problem by assigning static ip addys to the windows machine,
specifying both the gateway and the dns servers.  Used the router as the
gateway and the dns numbers of my providers machines.  Doing that I can
access the mail server.  But if I leave it like that those machines won't be
able to print to the printer or grab files off samba as the ip address is on
the wrong subnet mask.  .1.x instead of .0.x


Any ideas, suggestions, help


I have no idea what to do now





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