More cross subnet browsing et al >
Peter de Groot
pdgtech at wantree.net.au
Thu Dec 11 04:07:09 GMT 1997
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, Peter de Groot wrote:
> > I view the WINS server as being layered over the
> > underlying hostname resolution protocol. i.e. the WINS server
> > supplies hostname information PLUS other things -- like which
> > machine is the local master browser etc.
> i have said this approximately once a month for the last two years: i
> will say it again. WINS is not browsing. NetBIOS is not browsing.
> browsing is not NetBIOS. browsing is not WINS.
Concur. But in this scenario
A Windoze95 client with WINS Resolution ENABLED, and ignoring the
cross subnet stuff .... Does the PC then
1. Query the WINS server for the name of the Master Browser,
for a particular domain and get the server list from there.
2. Broadcast for a machine that has a workgroup list, and from there
find the master for the domain. Do only master browsers carry
workgroup lists ??
3. Just broadcast - and every member of a domain points back to it's
master browser, which is then consulted.
4. Does every machine carry a list of the other servers in their
This list being synchronised by the master browser. Or is this list
built by broadcast ? Is this the scenario in WFW?
If the Windoze has WINS resolution DISABLED. Does the PC then
work entirely from item 2 (above) down.
This was why I was wondering if you had a lookup utility.
> you for pointing it out. i'd appreciate it if you could send in a short
> message to samba-bugs, describing this.
Done. The work around is trivial.
> between its domain master browsers, and also by having a proprietary
> system built in to its WINS server, where a domain master can ask the
> WINS server for a list of other domain masters.
Sorry. I was under the impression that bit that you were having
trouble with was the WINS to WINS stuff, and all the extra stuff that
NT uses in its domain. I assumed that if you could
syncronise a workgroup list across a subnet, then extra
workgroups would basically be the same.
Would remote announce be the go ?????? I do not have any NT boxes here.
What does the lmhosts file do ???
Peter de Groot
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