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Re: Print to Windows XP with Fedora Core 3 -- Use the Printer

From:  Aaron Kenney 
> Nevermind.
> It wanted the IP address for the server, not the NetBios name.

Actually it wanted the DNS name, not the NetBIOS name.
But it will except an IP address instead.

The UNIX resolver does not support NetBIOS/WINS resolution by default for many reasons.
Although the desktop environment and any end-user programs will listen for NetBIOS broadcasts,
most services (like LPRng, CUPS, etc... ) short of Samba won't.

There are ways to add in NetBIOS/WINS solution via Name Services Switch (nsswitch.conf).
But I don't recommend it.

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