Mike Rambo mrambo at
Fri Sep 28 10:12:02 GMT 2001

Bill Moran wrote:
> I'm having a similar problem to Paul.  In my case, all the machines are on
> the same subnet, and the Samba machine itself is the WINS server.  Oddly
> enough, the W2K machines see all the other W2K and NT computers on the
> network, but not the Samba server.  The NT4 machines see all machines fine.
> Does the WINS implementation in Samba 2.0.x work properly with W2K?

Windows 2000 doesn't use WINS at all any more AFAIK. I know that it
doesn't in it's native AD mode and am nearly certain it doesn't in mixed
mode either. With the advent of W2K M$ has shifted to Active Directory
(Dynamic DNS is one of the central parts of AD) which depends upon DNS
instead of WINS for name resolution. .
Hope this helps.

Mike Rambo
mrambo at

> "Adams, Christopher" wrote:
> > If you network configuration is different then the example network that I
> > have talked about above, then let me know what your actual configuration is
> > and I will re-vamp the above for you to fit your actual network and we will
> > see if we can get your issue resolved.
> >
> >> From: Paul Blackaller [mailto:Paul.Blackaller at]
> >>
> >> I've installed samba 2.2.1a on a Solaris 2.8 server & it works fine
> >> connecting from the local NT4 domain we have. However I am trying to give
> >> access to users on a remote Windows 2000 domain.  It seems they can connect
> >> OK by specifically connecting to the IP address, but the server refuses to
> >> advertise itself on their local network. Users on the remote domain can ping
> >> the server & telnet to the server, but it doesn't show up in their network
> >> neighbourhood.
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