nmbd's WINS vs. NT 4.0

Dieter Rothacker Didi at ThePentagon.com
Sat Nov 1 11:37:19 GMT 1997

Leslie Mikesell wrote:
> I recently configured nmbd as WINS server (running 1.9.17p2 on
> SunOS 5.4) and set up DHCP to point everyone there.  Out of
> perhaps 200 machines there are a couple of NT 4.0 workstations
> that reacted strangely.  One crashes occasionally, the other
> rarely even makes it through a reboot.  Turning off the WINS
> server access fixes them.  Is this a known problem?  (The
> windows machines are also doing a netware login to a novell
> file server).

I had MANY problems with WINS when some of the computers on my
network had been using the "Novell Client 32" with support for NDS.
In my opinion this is a very buggy piece of software, and with its
special low-level network drivers it prevented some machines from
using MS-Networking at all.
When I told the users to uninstall the Client32, all problems went
Dieter Rothacker, student of computer sciences

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