[Udpcast] Windows and duped machine names

John Newbigin jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au
Thu Sep 28 01:54:22 CEST 2006

You need a SID changer, which can normally also set the host name.

There is no SID changer for linux.... yet.  It so happens that I am 
working on one at the moment.  I hope it will be ready 'real soon now'.

I'll post to this list once I have a test version ready.


Yannick Gingras wrote:

> Hi I'm wondering if there is a way to set the machine name
> automatically after the broadcast.  I heard that the last version of
> Ghost do something like that.  For the GNU/Linux boxen I can autoset
> the hostname from a small script in init.d.  I don't know much about
> Windows networking.  Is the hostname in some file that we can write to
> by just mounting the partition?  Do we have to mess with the registry?
> All the boxes connect to a Samba PDC.  Can I copy the machine accounts
> and let them share the SID?

John Newbigin
Computer Systems Officer
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

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