WINS support

James Sutherland jas88 at
Fri Apr 28 15:33:31 GMT 2000

On Sat, 29 Apr 2000, Kevin Rowland wrote:

> > > file space (AFS) where people's home dirs are stored. I want to be able
> > > to make everybody's home path to be '\\trans\joeuser' instead of using
> > > '\\transX\joeuser' where X is 1 thru 5. The latter requires *me* to
> > > decide which is best at the time. I want a more real time solution so
> > > that the users can roam the network, etc...
> > >
> > > Is there a better way?
> > 
> > MS DFS can be an answer.
> I would like that (even proposed it)... but AFS is not going away
> anytime soon. So I suppose, to rephrase my question. Is there a better
> way to *load balance* the access to my translators?

Rather than WINS, could you not use the DNS entries of the servers in the
UNC path? Then, you could use a DNS-level load balancer.


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