Configure Linux to convert IP to windows name

February 4, 2011 at 07:26:21
Specs: Windows Server
Hey everyone, here's my situation. I have 2 servers one is Windows Small Business Server 2008 which is 10.0.0.50 and called "companyserver" for it's name. The other is CentOS Linux which is 10.0.0.75.

I'm using OpenVPN on the CentOS box for remote access. The problem is when I VPN in, because of the way that I guess Windows works by not using DNS, I can't connect to the server by going to \\companyserver and so on, I have to do \\10.0.0.50.

I'm not overly technical. Does anyone know how I can easily set it up so that the Linux box or whatever knows to direct \\companyserver requests back to 10.0.0.50? Someone told me I have to update my DNS records to point there but I have NO idea at all how I would even do that! Thanks so much!


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February 4, 2011 at 10:36:21
Quick update to this, I tried adding companyserver and 10.0.0.50 to my hosts file which from Linux would then allow me to ping it. Before I'd get no response, now pinging companyserver resolves to 10.0.0.50. However when connecting with OpenVPN it's no dice. From windows pinging companyserver does nothing..

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