TuftyDave wrote:altair4 The windows machines ARE already on fixed ip addresses AND already in /etc/hosts
Dominosdad wrote:And the fact that basic network uses aren't available "out of the box" rather undermines the GUI approach.
Am I to assume that the nemo window that opens when you choose 'places' is for some reason unable to get a list of machines from 'windows Network' when I click it?
And that is all that is wrong? Because as soon as I specifically TELL nemo what to look at it's absolutely fine?
altair4 wrote:Setting them up in /etc/hosts should have bypassed this as well and I'm at a loss to explain that one. If you were to run "nemo smb://steveavio" it should have sent you to the correct machine because of the hosts file.
name resolve order = host lmhost wins bcast
where “host” refers to the native methods used by the UNIX system to implement the gethostbyname() function call. This is normally controlled by /etc/host.conf, /etc/nsswitch.conf and /etc/resolv.conf.
name resolve order = lmhosts wins host bcast
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