HOWTO add static entries to WINS?

werner maes werner.maes at
Fri Feb 9 14:39:55 GMT 2001

Well, I suppose this will work if you have a WINS server on
Windows NT Server, but I was wondering how you can do this
on a Samba server (running on the Linux platform) configured
as a WINS server (wins support = yes).


Robert Grable wrote:

> 1. Open the WINS Admin program on your WINS server (windadmn.exe).
> 2. Goto Mappings -> Static Mappings
> 3. Hit "Add Mappings" button
> 4. Type in the name and IP of the server in their respective boxes
> 5. Set the radio button type as "Unique"
> 6. Hit the "Add" button
> 7. All done
> Hope that helps
> In article <3A83E307.8050709 at>,
>   werner maes <werner.maes at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I've read the Netbios.txt documentation and it says:
>> "The WINS server _can_ have static NetBIOS entries added to its
>> database (usually for security reasons you might want to consider
>> putting your domain controllers or other important servers as static
>> entries,but you should not rely on this as your sole means of
>> security),but for the most part, NetBIOS names are registered
> dynamically."
>> How can you add static Netbios entries (f.e. for a logon server) to
>> a Samba based WINS server?
>> Any information would be appreciated,
>> Werner Maes
>> LUDIT-KULeuven

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