wins support question.
sambauser at katehok.ac93.org
Sun Oct 17 02:24:54 GMT 2004
Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>On Sun, 2004-10-17 at 10:30, Igor Belyi wrote:
>>After advising number of people to set "wins support = yes" to fix their
>>"Domain Controler not found" problems I finally looked in man smb.conf
>>and saw "...that you should NEVER set this to yes...". My bad, I know.
>>Now, can somebody point me to the right direction to find out HOW
>>Windows machines find PDC and what kind of problems can prevent them to
>>find it before or after joining its Domain.
>On any NetBIOS network, there should be one, and only one WINS server.
>This server should be notified to DHCP clients by setting it in DHCP
>(dhcpd.conf for the ISC DHCP server), and manually configured on all
>Samba and fixed-address machines.
>A Samba server becomes the one wins server for the network by setting
>'wins support = yes'.
Ok... And what would happen if there's no WINS server at all? Will this
result in machines not finding Domain?
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