wins support question.

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun Oct 17 03:36:08 GMT 2004

On Sun, 2004-10-17 at 12:24, Igor Belyi wrote:
> Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> Ok... And what would happen if there's no WINS server at all? Will this 
> result in machines not finding Domain?

When clients are not configured to use a WINS server, they broadcast to
find a DC on the same subnet.  Use of a WINS server is more reliable, as
they can simply ask the server, like DNS does.

If the clients are configured to use a wins server, and it does not
exist, then things still work on broadcast.  However, if clients via the
'netbios node type' configuration are told to only use the WINS server,
then bad things do happen.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at
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