UNIX DNS talking to WINS using samba

Jean-Francois Micouleau Jean-Francois.Micouleau at utc.fr
Sun Aug 30 11:06:53 GMT 1998

On Sun, 30 Aug 1998, Samba-Central wrote:

> So far as I am aware, MS DNS talks to MS WINS using proprietary protocol
> extensions. It would be possible to extend the BIND sources so that in the
> event that a DNS name lookup fails the DNS server will perform an SMB name
> lookup on a WINS server. This could be done using normal SMB protocols.
> This is not a current priority for the Samba-Team and would necessitate
> maintaining code changes to software we do not control. We do not at this
> time have the people and time resources to do that. Our efforts are
> currently being directed towards MS Windows NT Domain Control technology
> extensions to Samba.

Bind 8 supports a feature called 'Dynamic DNS updates'. If I understood
well the papers and the RFCs, it's designed to update the DNS mainly from
a DHCP daemon. NMBD could support this feature, updating the DNS from the
Wins database, but IMHO I don't think it's a good idea.

Jean Francois

Pinky: "What are we going to do tonight, Brain?"
Brain: "The same thing we do every night, Pinky :
	try to install Windows NT !"

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