registering with WINS server (was: finding samba PDC on different subnet)

Robert M. Martel bob at
Mon Nov 27 20:33:02 GMT 2000

	What must I do to FORCE my Smaba server(s) to register with
a WINS server.  I am unable to use my Samba servers as WINS servers, I need
to use the university provided WINS server.  So far my Samba machines
have been unwilling or unable to register with the WINS server.

	I have the "win server = IP addr of WINS server" in my smb.conf
but every time I use nbtstat -a sambaserver on a windows client machine
I get back "Host not found".  The books don't say all that much 
about WINS, other than it should magically work.

	Seems to me that this is why my client machines cannot find their
(samba) PDC on a different subnet (as I have posted in the past) which is why 
I am posting this question to this list.

	Anyone have any thoughts as to why the communication with WINS is 
not working as advertised?  I am using Samba 2.0.7.

	Bob Martel
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