WINS Failover [Was: TODO list]

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Fri Sep 29 14:37:10 GMT 2000

"Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:
> >   o Help Chris Hertel with WINS failover implementation
> >     issues
> The failover code is actually all written.  The issue 
> is simply the workings of the UNICAST_SUBNET.  I wanted 
> Jeremy, who wrote that bit, to take a careful look at it.
> The UNICAST_SUBNET is a mechanism for making the 
> point-to-point WINS communication look like 
> broadcast communication so that both can be handled more 
> or less the same way.  The design is good, though a bit
> tricky, as it removes a special case that would involve 
> a bit of redundant coding.  The problem is that there 
> is some special code for this, and the assumption is made 
> that there is only one remote address on the UNICAST_SUBNET 
> list.  I don't know what will happen if multiple addresses
> are listed so I want to work Jeremy to make sure I've 
> caught any problems.

ok.  Thanks for the update.  Has the new functionality / 
parameters been documented yet?  If you need help with
any parts of it, just yell. :-)

Cheers, jerry
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