the wins server put a TTL of 4 days on the record the client does a refresh every 40 minutes > > The Doctor sez : "Always initialise your storage before using it." ;-) > > See... I *know* the code is in there to re-read WINS.DAT on start-up. > That was the purpose of WINS.DAT. Wiping it before reading it... ouch. yes it's there, and it works J.F.