Host list: connection timed out



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  • We solved by doing the following:

    On the FOG-Server install Winbind:

    sudo apt-get install -y winbind libnss-winbind
    

    Edit the Samba config:

    # /etc/samba/smb.conf
    
    [global]
        ...
        workgroup = <domain/workgroup>
        ...
        wins server = <ipofyourwinsserver>
        ...
    

    Edit the nsswitch config:

    # /etc/nsswitch.conf
    
    hosts: files dns wins
    

    Reboot your server.

    On the Windows 7 clients we had to add the following firewall rule:

    netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="FOG Service" dir=in action=allow remoteip=<ipofyourFOGserver> protocol=tcp localport=445
    

    That worked for us.


  • Senior Developer

    The FOG Client (and any of its files) have nothing to do with the “Ping”. Nor does the “Ping” have any effect on the hosts from functioning.

    That said, port 445 on the Windows clients needs to be allowed. That should be all that’s needed.


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