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Access Ubuntu server using WINS hostname

Daniel WertheimDaniel Wertheim

My journey with Ubuntu continuous. This time, lets look at an option that lets you access your Ubuntu server install (v14.04) using its hostname instead of its IP and without hacking any hosts file.

Now, this is of course nothing I’ve come up with, just google for it and you will see, I just want my journey documented.

Edit:

sudo nano /etc/nsswitch.conf  

Change:

hosts: files dns  

–>

hosts: files wins dns  

Install:

sudo apt-get install winbind  

Done.

//Daniel

Developer that lives by the mantra "code is meant to be shared".

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