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 From:  "Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Must ping before connecting to share!
 Date:  Mon, 29 May 2006 02:40:14 -0500
From: "Lee B." <leeb00 at gmail dot com>

> Yes its a small home environment, but I'd like to get name resolution 
> working rather than using IPs or hosts files. Chris is correct in that 
> Windows name resolution is a real hassle, but my understanding was that 
> M0n0wall can help local name resolution to work better. Maybe that isn't 
> right.. please correct me.

> I already use static dhcp lease mappings, so each machine always gets the 
> same IP.

> I also made the following settings to make local name resolution work:

> - M0n0: Enable the DNS forwarder and checkmark "Register DHCP leases in 
> DNS forwarder

For some reason, when you use static mappings, it no longer registers the 
leases in the DNS forwarder.  I would turn off the static leases.  Also, 
make sure your domain names in all systems and m0n0wall match, and your 
default suffixes are the same.