Multiple WINS Servers Enhancement

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Fri Jul 7 05:18:20 GMT 2000

Well, see, there's a practical problem here...

We certainly can change it to search a list.  Folks with NT WINS servers 
can set up replication so that there are multiple WINS servers with 
synced lists.  However:

- It only works with NT WINS servers.
- Windows clients will only be able to address two of them.

Again, there's nothing wrong with doing what's described below, it's just 
that the actual value diminishes as the options narrow.

This also means that we're going to want to implement WINS replication 

If you guys don't mind I'd like to implement this patch, and modify it as
described below.  Regarding WINS replication: JF, any chance you still
have those port 42 sniffs? 

Chris -)-----

> Gerald Carter wrote:
> > 
> > Might I suggest that we rather extend 'wins server' parameter
> > to accept a list of ip (or hostnames) just like we do for the
> > password server parameter.  Seems to keep more consistency
> > without having to refert othe smb.conf man page all the time.
> > 
> >         wins server = a.b.c.d w.x.y.z
> > 
> > Registration / Resolution follows the same rules as password
> > server.  remaining entries in the list are contacted
> > only if previous ones are not available.
> I also prefer this as it fits much better with existing
> practice in Samba.
> The lack of replication then becomes a "documentation issue" :-).
> Cheers,
> 	Jeremy.
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Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
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