(Lack Of) Resilience Of WINS Registration
Jean Francois Micouleau
Jean-Francois.Micouleau at dalalu.fr
Tue Jan 15 14:48:25 GMT 2002
On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> - The WINS server *could* go through it's own list periodically and
> "tickle" the clients to see if they're still there. I don't know if
> Microsoft does this, but if they do they would need to be working from
> data contained in the WINS database.
> [Does anyone know if WINS on NT actually does something like this?]
no WINS doesn't do that on NT.
> - The client is supposed to refresh it's registration before the
> registration times out. It seems that Microsoft clients perform this
> periodic refresh frequently. The timeout on the initial registration
> is a little more than three days. The RFCs would simply have them send
> a refresh before the three days is up.
> [Does anyone out there know how frequently Microsoft sends a refresh to
> the NBNS?]
quotting a MS document:
"renewal interval: 4 days on NT 3.5, 6 days on NT4"
later in the same document:
"Minimum Renewal Interval
defined to be 40 min. The default is four days."
now go figure ...
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