WINS client for linux ?

Tim Potter tpot at
Thu Nov 9 18:12:22 GMT 2000

Firas Al-Ragom writes:

> I have Samba 2.0.7 running on a Red Hat 6.2 box. It's a DHCP, FILE & PRINT,
> and WINS server as well a few other things for a few windows 2000 machines
> as well as some linux boxes. Now the win2k machines can browse other
> machines on the network (as well as the server just fine), but I was just
> wondering if there was any way to get linux machines to use WINS for name
> resolution. I'd like to avoid using DNS for now because i have no experience
> with that. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanx.

There is actually an experimental wins nsswitch module in the
head branch of Samba.  Take a look at the nsswitch/wins.c file.


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