Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Tue Jul 10 18:31:38 GMT 2001
> In the WINS.dat file I see lotsa entries of workgroups and computers. I know
> that WORKGROUP#1B is the DMB.. but what i'm curious about is the
> COMPUTERNAME#xx entries, where xx=00/03/20. I have one computer that isn't
> properly authenticating to the WINS server (because it has a complicated
> connection); it doesn't get a #20, although it DOES get a #03 and #00.
Just a pedanticism... Clients do not "authenticate" to an NBNS (WINS).
WINS simply accepts any registrations that reach it and are not in
> Please can someone explain what #00 #03 and #20 refer to? Thanks!
If the names begin with the computername, then they are unique names (not
group names) and have the following meanings:
00 - Client service (aka. the machine name. Only available if the client
services are running.)
03 - Messenger service (Windows pop-up messages.)
20 - Server service (File sharing. The server service makes it possible
for you to offer shares.)
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
crh at nts.umn.edu Networking and Telecommunications Services
Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them
with your hands...you choose them as your guides, and following
them you will reach your destiny. --Carl Schultz
More information about the samba-technical