Patch to allow DNS to override WINS
davecb at canada.sun.com
Thu Mar 9 13:11:14 GMT 2000
Peter Polkinghorne wrote:
> Version Info: Samba 2.0.6 on Solaris 2.5.1 & 7, built with Sun C 5.0.
> Rationale: For us (and this is NOT true everywhere) every Samba server has
> Netbios names that are equivalent to DNS names. With DNS we have central
> control of the name space. It is orderly and with DHCP dynamic enough for
> clients. With WINS we have to defend our names, and alas with Samba have
> no WINS replication.
Hmmn, that sounds like a very common scenario...
I've set up several sites with DNS as the only
distributed administration data-store, and would
probably always do so unless there was "legacy"
netbios naming being done.
This also allows one to make Samba name services
more unix-like: push them down to the next layer,
instead of providing all possible services in a single
layer/application. The latter's too MVS-like
to make me happy (i.e., it can never scale).
However, the option verges on toooooo cute:
dns wins = yes
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