[Fwd: Multiple Wins Servers]

Christopher R. Hertel crh at nts.umn.edu
Wed Jan 3 18:53:51 GMT 2001

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> not completely true.  It's common practice to have two wins servers on a
> network, replicating with each other, and having the clients point to both
> wins servers.

That's exactly what failover is for.  WINS failover allows Samba to switch
to a secondary WINS server if the first fails.  The other issue is using 
two WINS servers to resolve names.

If the two are synced, then there is no reason to ask both to resolve the
same name because they should both have the same list.  If the two are not
synced, then they represent separate name spaces and, per the RFCs, should
not both be queried. 

Chris -)-----

Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
crh at nts.umn.edu              Networking and Telecommunications Services

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