Host list: connection timed out
Wayne Workman last edited by
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.
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.