LMHOSTS as static WINS entry repository?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue Apr 29 17:07:24 GMT 2003

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On Tue, 29 Apr 2003, John H Terpstra wrote:

> > All that in mind, I like Jerry's suggestion.  The end user can point the
> > "wins preload file" to the Samba LMHosts file, just to simplify things.
> I do NOT want to see yet MORE FEATURES being added to smb.conf. Please
> give the admin a break!
> We need a winsadmin tool. Sort of like the pdbedit tool. Metze had
> started on this, it is essentially a simple tool to allow all WINS
> entries to be manipulated. Today, with WINS in wins.tdb we are hosed if
> any changes to dynamic entries are needed. Simple things like a forced
> expire or a forced deletion can NOT be done with wins.tdb without such a
> tool.
> Adding another parameter to smb.conf to read in lmhosts is a
> fundamentally broken idea! Sorry if I come across so strongly, that
> because this is such a crippled proposition. No offense meant!


i have no emotional attachment to the proposal so whatever 
metze choose to do if fine.  But I will disagree that the
smb.conf parameter in fundamentally broken.

The idea is to preload wins.tdb based on a file and also have
a winsadmin tool for manipulating entries in real-time.
otherwise the person who just blew away wins.tdb (for whatever 
reason) has to manually enter any desired static entries.

if the winsadmin tool wants to read in a file for bulk 
imports, that's fine as well (probably better).  But if 
this is your intent, it is not clear to me.

then again...perhaps metze should comment :-)

cheers, jerry
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