take on future events

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Mon Feb 1 08:33:02 GMT 1999

Dan Kaminsky wrote:
> What about simply copying the WINS database to a 
> second server?  It's a flat file, as far as I 
> could see. Sure, it would only work Samba <-> Samba, but 
> like you said, why would you ever use NT for something 
> like this?

You right it is a flat file. However, the dynamic 
nature of NetBIOS name registration would make 
this impossible to keep in sync and since the file 
is in use by nmbd, replacing it could have some 
horrible affects I imagine.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at eng.auburn.edu             http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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