How to: Linux BOX in Windows Domain (w/out joining the domain)

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Old 04-23-2009
How to: Linux BOX in Windows Domain (w/out joining the domain)

Dear Expert,

i have linux box that is running in the windows domain, BUT did not being a member of the domain. as I am not the System Administrator so I have no control on the server in the network, such as modify dns entry , add the linux box in AD and domain record and so on that relevant.

now, i have problem with the following:

1. not able to ping by hostname, only by IP.
2. not able to setup samba share or browse via http://linuxbox from windows machine.
3. not able to ftp via from windows pc to linux box. (ftp is running)

but i m able to setup the linuxbox to be ssh "server" so that i able to run x from windows and play with shell.

linuxbox is in the same network ip range.

is there any possibilities to do resolves the above issue WITHOUT joining the domain?

Thank you in advance.

# 2  
Old 04-28-2009
Why couldn't you get the Sys admin to agree and add the Linux box?
# 3  
Old 04-28-2009
As long as you have the IP, you can use any service on the box:
  • HTTP: http://<ip>/
  • CIFS: \\<ip>\
  • FTP: ftp://<ip>/ or ftp <ip> on the command line
IF you have a static IP for the box AND local administration rights on your Windows PC you could edit %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\HOSTS and add
<ip>	linuxbox

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