(Lack Of) Resilience Of WINS Registration

Christopher R. Hertel crh at nts.umn.edu
Mon Jan 14 19:55:14 GMT 2002

> > > > then our Sambas all drop off the map until we
> > > > notice (the phone calls coming in !) and restart nmbd on all the Samba
> > > > boxes.
> This is a old samba bug thats been known about for a *long* time.  I
> think sombody finally fixed it in recent 2.2.  Basically, Samba doens't
> re-register, it assumes that the WINS server is stable and doesn't loose
> entries.

Yes, I've been told the same by others...

> On a similar issue, Samba's wins server now keeps its entries
> across a restart.

This we have done for a while.  One of the reasons for the WINS.DAT file.

Chris -)-----

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crh at nts.umn.edu              Networking and Telecommunications Services

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