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IP address of DHCP Client? WINS, DNS/BIND?

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The Question is:

I have a pc running eXcursion that gets it's ip address from a DHCP server.  Is
 there a way for the VMS TCPIP services to resolve the ip address of the PC to
 a node name?

The Answer is :

  This depends greatly on how your local network is set to resolve these
  DHCP systems.  Clearly, your configuration is not using DNS/BIND for
  this, as the host name information would thus be available to OpenVMS.
  Your current (and apparently non-OpenVMS) DHCP server is probably using
  the Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) scheme and the NetBIOS protocol
  for its name services activities and not the newer DNS/BIND-based approach
  found on Microsoft Windows 2000 and in later Microsoft Windows systems.
  (The WINS namespace organization is flat, and has been found to not scale
  particularly well in moderate to large networks.)  OpenVMS provides and
  accesses and expects DNS/BIND support.  (DNS/BIND scales rather better.)
  Alternatively, you could move to the OpenVMS DHCP server (which uses
  DNS), or you could upgrade and/or potentially reconfigure the DHCP server
  you have to DNS and not WINS.
  The Encompasserve DEC_NETWORKING conference topic 1448 has details
  of one user's experiences setting up OpenVMS DNS/BIND for use with
  the Microsoft Windows 2000 Active Directory environment, information
  that may be of interest here.  Access (read-only) to the Encompasserve
  conferences (and Encompasserve membership information) is available at:

answer written or last revised on ( 16-NOV-2002 )

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