HOWTO add static entries to WINS?

Brecht Samyn Brecht.Samyn at
Mon Feb 12 08:11:13 GMT 2001

Do you think it is possible to add hosts with Netbios "tags" to DNS (A or CNAME



Avantel Systems wrote:

> I believe the samba server will use an lmhosts file if it exists.
> Use "man lmhosts" for the correct format.
> However, my understanding is that samba will use lmhosts only for it's own
> lookups and will not use lmhosts for resolving requests from other hosts.  If
> that's the problem you are trying to fix then this solution will not work for
> you.  For that you would need to use DNS with samba acting as a DNS proxy
> (which samba does by default unless you turn if off with "dns proxy = no").
> Alex Vandenham
> Avantel Systems, Ottawa
> On Fri, 09 Feb 2001, you 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

Brecht Samyn,      Systeemgroep
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Campus Kortrijk (KULAK)
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