Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Mon Feb 2 17:18:18 GMT 1998

On Mon, 2 Feb 1998, Andreas Mueller (WF94w2) wrote:

> Hi,
> I am new at this list. This is also my first contact with Samba. I 
> need it to set up a WINS-Server.
> I have the following situation: 4 local networks and a 
> masqueraded backbone net connected with a linux box as router. The 
> WINS-Server should work for the 4 local networks.
> This is my current configuration in smb.conf:
> [global]
>     allow hosts = 192.168.*.*
>     bind interfaces only = True
>     dns proxy = no
>     interfaces = ; 
>     netbios name = MCN-R1
you probably want to make the dns name the same as the netbios name: this
will help with administration and also make it unnecessary for you to put
this option in

>     wins support = yes

this is the one you particularly want.

>     wins proxy = yes
you only need this if you have some old machines that you cannot configure
to use a WINS server.  as a general rule, i'd avoid using it.


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