Odd WINS Problem

andrew morgan morgan at orst.edu
Fri Jun 23 14:22:39 GMT 2000

On Fri, 23 Jun 2000, Vogle, Brian wrote:

> I've been having an odd problem with nmbd and WINS.  We have two WINS
> servers running on NT4.0, and eight solaris machines running samba (2.0.7).
> Every so often, it appears that WINS loses its db entry for the samba
> machines.  If I stop and restart nmbd, the samba machine reregisters with
> WINS and all is good.  The problem is very sporadic, and doesn't seem to
> affect all of the machines.  
> We've seen this problem since around the 2.0.4 days.  We upgrade with each
> release hoping to fix the problem.

I'd like to second this report.  We had exactly this problem happen with a
linux server running 2.0.6.  We couldn't see anything unusual in the logs
on either the samba machine or the WINS server.  This has only happened to
us once.


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