Quibbles re WINS

David Collier-Brown davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Fri Feb 5 15:38:24 GMT 1999

Jean Francois Micouleau wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Feb 1999, Gerald W. Carter wrote:
> > Now that's a thought!  What about performance of table
> > lookups since we have to respond within a given time
> > frame (positive or negative), would an external table lookup
> > such as an LDAP server be quick enough?

Jean Francois Micouleau wrote:
> You would run an LDAP mirror on the Wins server. So the LDAP request would
> be local to the machine.

	Personally I'd hide the back-end behind a function,
	so it didn't necessarily depend on one particular
	ldap (;-)), and look any time I didn't find a 
	name.  I'd also be tempted to put in a TTL-like 
	counter, to ensure that the back-end is looked at 
	with some regularity.  

	The WINS TTLs are a bit long for this purpose:
	they're 6 hours to 3 days (:-))

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