WINS proxy

Alex Torkhov torkhov at
Wed Aug 21 10:27:00 GMT 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: Simo Sorce <simo.sorce at>
To: Alex Torkhov <torkhov at>
Cc: Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at>;
<samba-technical at>
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 10:53 PM
Subject: Re: WINS proxy

Even clients are unmaintained, they always want something.
Now they wants cross-subnet windows networking.

I see 2 ways to resolv my problem:
1. Add new feature to Samba (something like WINS registration proxy)
2. Use lmhosts in WINS server.

Docs says that on every computer should have a copy of lmhosts.
And I don`t found doc about using WINS with lmhosts.
May be someone other find?

Third way may be implemented something like this:
small script (like findsmb) runs every 5 minutes and grabs all local names
into lmhosts file, and when b-mode clients asks WINS server (proxy) it looks
into this file.


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