Samba WINS server and lost domain controllers
davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Wed Nov 4 12:42:18 GMT 1998
Graham Leggett wrote:
GL> For a long time, everything has worked fine, however recently we
GL> had weird problems with domain controllers "disappearing".
One thing to look for is machines supporting netblooie or
Novell networking protocols participating in elections.
One of the team posted (Mr. Terpstra, if memory servers)
a caution about this some time ago: as I understood it,
the winner might be a machine that assumes ``everybody
should be using the protocols **I'M** using'', and fail
to provide service on TCP/IP.
This, and other Bad Things occur if you use NetBlooie
or the default workgroup name, WORKGROUP. In the latter
case, you usually find ill-configured machine on your
net, arguing with the correctly-configured ones (;-))
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