Samba and Lmhosts: HELP NEEDED
Brecht.Samyn at kulak.ac.be
Fri Jan 26 14:12:39 GMT 2001
Curtis Maurand wrote:
> I would hope that your network is more reliable than what you infer,
> especially if its a campus. You can have a departmental WINS and a central
> one. primary is the central. As for a single point of failure, you could
> cluster a couple of 486's to do this job. We're talking about a process
> that has almost no load on it. Its only memory intensive and not much of
> that either.
What do you mean by clustering? You can't have more than one samba wins server
(as you said)?
> NMBD on *nix is *very* reliable. If you have problems with network
> connections dropping, then you have bigger troubles than the nmbd daemon
> going away. I'd be working on network reliability.
If some sites are 125km away from your central WINS server, you should be
prepared to the worst ;-)
> a common lmhosts file is a bandaid. Worse, how do you plan to keep it
Updating (at night) some 20 samba WINS-server lmhosts files from one central
file is not too bad, is it?
Brecht Samyn, Systeemgroep
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Campus Kortrijk (KULAK)
E-mail: Brecht.Samyn at kulak.ac.be
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