WINS again ;-)

Sanvir Singh Jham sanvir.jham at
Thu Sep 20 00:14:04 GMT 2001

Hello All,

Needless to say, I am also looking for this solution at the archives
too. But, no luck so far !!! So here is my problem.

I am running an M$ NT as DHCP+WINS for my LAN. Now, I want to switch
this over to a Debian (potato), I have successfully installed and
configured dhcpd+samba as  WINS.  Everything runs fine except,  one more
debian m/c which is my  mailserver and does not have samba installed
(neither intended), does not get resolved on M$ Win9x clients, when they
try to connect to the mailserver.  However, this is not a problem with
the NT setup.

I have checked the wins.dat file and there is no entry for this debian
mailserver. I tried to manually put an entry, but then this does not
last for long. Also, I have noticed that, when the machines are being
added to DHCP lease list, this static entry in the wins.dat gets erased.

I have not been able to complete the migration from NT to Linux for
DHCP+WINS due to this :-(

Samba verison is  2.0.7-3

Looking forward to all the help on this.

Thanks and Regards,
Sanvir Jham

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