I have been having a bit of fun getting my Pi's to behave on a windows network.
My router can see all the devices, however the Pi's don't seem able to see the windows machines. They can access the internet fine and I can download updates and surf the net with Midori just fine.
I need to get the Pi's talking to some of the windows boxes. To work around this I put the IP address and host names into /etc/hosts, however as the router could reassign IP addresses this doesn't seem like a good solution. Is there a way where I can refer to the windows machines by host name apart from doing this? The router is acting as DNS.
I have a proxy server on the windows network running squid. To get the Pi's talking to it I had to add it into /etc/hosts as well.