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DNS operation on Red Hat Enterprise ES4


We have installed and configured Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES4 and have
also configured it as a DNS and DHCP server.

Windows PCs on the same network do receive an IP address from the Linux
box and can browse the internet.  We can also ping the Linux server from
the PC using the NetBIOS name of the server

We feel this would indicated proper DHCP and DNS operation.

The problem we find strange is that we can not ping the PC from the
server using its NetBIOS name. 

We do not want to put the IP address of the pc in the zone file or put
it in the /etc/host file since we are using DHCP and the IP address may

Can anyone tell us how we can configure the DNS server so that the
NetBIOS names of the PCs on the local network are updated in the DNS

Georges Carraha
mailto:CarrahaG arubadigital com
Aruba Digital Systems N.V.

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