WINS replication

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Mon Feb 1 15:36:07 GMT 1999

> JF--any idea how difficult it would be to patch the NetBIOS broadcast
> detection code into the WINS code, so that machines not able to hear the
> broadcasts could still connect to those computers via the WINS server?  Just
> curious how much revamping would be necessary.

do you mean UDP 138 "netbios datagram distribution" (see rfc1001/1002 -
NBDD)?  this is not enabled in samba.  someone three or so years ago did
say that they were patching samba to do this, they went silent when i
mentioned "GPL".

if you mean just UDP 137 (NetBIOS name resolution) then samba does the job
already, samba will allow the resolution of NetBIOS names for
point-to-point NetBIOS clients already and has been able to do so since
the introduction of nmbd WINS server capabilities in 1.9.15 (or


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