peter at cadcamlab.org
Wed Jul 19 23:21:26 GMT 2000
> Dear WINS fans,
Yay! Go WINS! (:
> - If the WINS server was entered as a DNS name in smb.conf, then a
> name lookup was being performed every time a WINS query or
> registration was performed. Ick. What I do instead is to cache
> the IP address once it's found.
I would have thought that any half-decent DNS implementation would
already be caching things several places along the way. So if you want
to implement your own caching layer, fine, but I don't know that it's
of paramount importance.
> If the WINS server is marked 'dead', then I clear the IP address
> and look it up again when the WINS server is alive again. A failed
> lookup kills the entry, so the code won't repeat the lookup for
> another ten minutes.
Yes! *Exactly* the semantics I would have suggested.
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