WINS remote administration protocol

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Thu Oct 6 20:37:41 GMT 2005

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Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 05, 2005 at 09:10:21AM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
>> nmbd to using a tdb that could be accessed by smbd.  If you
>> add the static entry file like we talked about, and we get the
>> adminuistration tool up, then we would probably be ok.
>> I know we reverted from the tdb solution a while ago, but I think
>> this would be a requirement for real remote administration via rpc.
> To be honest, I'm not sure this can be done without 
> someone actually looking at nmbd again. I removed
> the wins.tdb before 3_0 because nmbd assumes
> everything is in memory and he is the only boss 
> of wins.tdb.

I was just scoping the work.  You right.  It would require a
pretty major overhaul of nmbd.  I was also hoping that the epm
support would not be necessary.  I tested the NT4 wins admin
tool against an NT4 WINS server that had port 135 filtered.
The tool refused to work.  The bottom line is that if you
want the remote wins tool to function at all, you have to
have a functional epm on port 135.  And I also assume that you
must support the ncacn_ip_tcp transport.

cheers, jerry
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