HOWTO add static entries to WINS?

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Mon Mar 12 18:18:17 GMT 2001

I believe that a value of zero (or perhaps -1) will make them permanent.  
Not sure.

Chris -)-----

> Dear all:
> How long do the static WINS entries remain in wins.dat?
> Tests that I did show that they expire after 6 days (value of parameter
> "max wins ttl").
> Default value = 518400 seconds = 6 days.
> After this period they are gone!
> Now I've started a new test to prevent them from disappearing after six days.
> I've added static entries with a time of creation which is set 100 days
> higher than the current date.
> Example:
> "SERVERNAME#00" 993456716 134.58.x.y 44R
> The time = 993456716 which is yet to come!
> After six days this still works!!
> Another option would be to change the parameter "max wins ttl" and set it
> to a higher value,
> but I don't know if this is a wise thing to do.
> Kind regards,
> Werner Maes
> KULeuven

Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
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