How Samba let us down

David Brodbeck DavidB at
Wed Oct 23 14:05:02 GMT 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jay Ts [mailto:jay at]

> It may be a pain to configure all those clients, but it's certainly
> worth it.  Take a look at Microsoft's documentation (in their resource
> kits) on how various Windows versions do name resolution, and you'll
> see what I mean.

I'll second this.  WINS is the only way to go once you get above twenty or
so machines on a subnet.  It makes browsing bearable again.

The college I used to go to had something like 400 machines, mostly windows
boxes, on a dorm network.  No WINS server.  At some point they determined
nearly half the network traffic was Windows name resolution broadcasts!

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