[Samba] wins confusion
jerry at samba.org
Mon Apr 1 06:15:03 GMT 2002
On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, David Shapiro wrote:
> I have two unix boxes on subnet 10.1.1
> An NT wins server on 10.1.4
> An NT domain controller on 10.1.4
> If I want the unix boxes to appear in network neighborhood, I am a bit
> confused on what to do.
> Do I need to set at least one unix box as a wins server on 10.1.1?
> Or, can they both just point to the NT wins server?
Use the eixtsing NT wins server ("wins server = 10.1.4.x")
> If I just point to the NT wins server, do I have to enable wins proxy?
> It says in documentation you need to have a wins on your network. Do
> they mean you have to have a wins on the subnet (i.e., 10.1.1) to be
> able to use wins proxy, or does the NT wins server on 10.1.4 satisfy
> this requirement?
a single wins server enough is enough.
> Do I need to have one server on 10.1.1 set to be a local master and a
> preferred master, or does both unix boxes need to have these two settings
> enabled? Do I even need one to be set as preferred master?
Each subnet has a local master browser. However, there is only one domain
master browser for the entire workgroup. The MS PDC must be allowed to
serve this role.
> If I enable os level = 65, will they never refer to 10.1.4 NT wins server?
Incorrect. The os level is used for browsing elections on the local
subnet. wins is used for name registration/resolution. Wins and browsing
ore two separate issues.
> If you enable a wins server on 10.1.1, does it ever see other windows
> devices, or is it limited to seeing workstation announcements on its subnet?
> If I use the wins partner option and specify the 10.1.4 NT wins server, will
> it then get all the devices that the NT wins server knows about? Do I need
> to then enable the sync wins option?
WINS is used to unite multiple, netbios name spaces that are normally
isolated by broadcast boundaries (e.g. a single subnet). If you have
multiple, non-synchronized wins servers, you will have mutliple
separated netbios namespaces. This is probably not what you want.
Hope this helps.
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