Confusion over how to configure WINS

Keith G. Murphy keithmur at
Fri Nov 5 18:11:35 GMT 1999

Mac wrote:
> P.S. One possible alternative (I've never tried it, but it should work),
> is to abandon WINS altogther.  If you have just Win9x/NT and Samba
> clients they can get by quite happily on DNS alone.  You'll have to
> enable 'NetBIOS Resolution uses DNS' on the Win9x machines (use
> 'winipcfg' to check) (and the equivalent on WinNT)).

You've piqued my curiosity now.  I see it checked, but what options
within the Network settings *cause* it to be set?  I do have dialin
clients that don't seem to want to use DNS for this, and would like to
fix them.

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