nmbd as WINS proxy

Gerald Carter gcarter at valinux.com
Fri Mar 9 06:34:12 GMT 2001

On Thu, 08 Mar 2001 03:48:45 Dr CHEUNG Ngai Tseung wrote:
> We are basically an NT shop, but I have installed Samba 
> on two rogue linux servers. My problem is that being an 
> NT shop our IT people won't support DNS, instead using wins 
> and DHCP for everything.
> My hope was that name queries from my linux boxes can 
> be resolved by nmbd (since the man page says "In addition, 
> nmbd can act as a WINS proxy, relaying broadcast queries 
> from clients that do not understand how to talk
> the WINS protocol to a WIN server"), but having I set
> 	wins proxy = yes
> without any effect - ie my linux box still can't resolve netbios
> names.

I think what you are looking for is a libnss_wins.so module.
Check in the HEAD CVS tree and see if there is one there.
I thought I remembered seeing one.

Cheers, jerry
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