WINS, dialup, and netlogon problems
sharpe at ns.aus.com
Sat Sep 19 22:51:32 GMT 1998
I am having problems at NCI with respect to WINS.
1. We are having a lot of problems with dial-in users not being logged in.
After testing, I am pretty certain that this has to do with the user's PC's
entries being in wins.dat multiple times. That is:
1. The user's PC logs in one night and they get:
IP address =172.16.10.120
so they have a PC#00, PC#03 and PC#20 all saying 172.16.10.120
Next night they log in, because a different modem is used, they get:
IP address = 172.16.10.121
so they have a PC#00, PC#03, and PC#20 all saying 172.16.10.121 as well
as the entries above!
We have 1.9.18p10 and I have seen the above.
2. We are doing things with smbclient against the above dial-in PCs, but
smbclient will not use WINS, and if you put WINS SERVER = <server ip
address> in the smb.conf pointing to the machine which runs samba (which is
the same machine that we do smbclient on) and have WINS SUPPORT = on, since
we are a WINS server, nmbd refuses to run.
How are we to get smbclient to do WINS lookups?
Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com, NIC-Handle:RJS96
NS Computer Software and Services P/L,
Ph: +61-8-8281-0063, FAX: +61-8-8250-2080,
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