WINS support

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Fri Apr 28 16:34:43 GMT 2000

Ick.  DNS and NetBIOS names really, really are different things.  It is
convenient if the two match, but it's like using a phone book to look up a
web site. 

If anyone is interested, there is a Java-based NBNS server that could 
probably be tuned to do what you want.

Chris -)-----

> 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.
> James.

Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
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