(Lack Of) Resilience Of WINS Registration
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Tue Jan 15 09:53:03 GMT 2002
> Martin.Sheppard at csiro.au wrote:
> > We have the same problem with WINS registrations disappearing
> > here. We do have redundant [Windows] WINS servers and we do
> > have replication between them and yet we still have this problem.
> Hmmn: makes one want to have YP/NIS or LDAP
> backing store for the wins.dat file so one
> can fail over and/or provide local servers
> in multiple locations.
> Something of a longer-term issue, though.
There are two ways to do WINS replication: The *right* way and
Microsoft's way. :)
The advantage of reverse-engineering NT's WINS replication is
interoperability with NT (and W2K). ...but you're right. There are a lot
of better, more open ways to handle replication. My goal, then, will be
to document this stuff so that people can know what's going on. I wish I
had time to be part of the Reverse-Engineering effort itself. Sigh. At
least it's being worked on.
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
crh at nts.umn.edu Networking and Telecommunications Services
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