[Samba] synchronize WINS servers

Jan van Rensburg jan.van.rensburg at epiuse.com
Tue Apr 9 00:15:02 GMT 2002


The remote browse sync option is not WINS, but "browse lists". You can 
not replicate WINS with SAMBA, even if both your servers are SAMBA 
servers. In 95% of the cases you don't really need to sync WINS (apart 
from high availability / load balancing). So you can rather configure 
your win98 machine to use the NT server for WINS.

There is a good document in the SAMBA source tree called "browsing", 
iirc, that will explain the name resolution process in detail.

Jan van Rensburg

On Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at 08:54 , Martin Rasp wrote:

> Hi.
> I've been searching the Internet but didn't find a working answer for 
> my problem. So I'm asking here.
> I've got a working WINS server which runs under WinNT 4 (hostname 
> n63110, workgroup fs-fbq4). Now I'd like to set up a second one with 
> Samba 2.2.3a (hostname u84151, workgroup fs-fbq4) under Debian 
> GNU/Linux 3.0 (Woody) and let them synchronize with each other.
> I've configured my Win98 workstation computer to ask my Samba WINS 
> Server for NETBIOS Names which works fine (/var/run/samba/wins.dat 
> contains hostname, username and workgroup name).
> When adding Samba WINS server in WINS-Manager (NT4) and double-clicking 
> on the new entry I'm getting an error message that either the WINS 
> server wasn't started or couldn't be accessed.
> Here are the related parts of the [global] section of my smb.conf:
> workgroup = fs-fbq4
> local master = yes
> os level = 65
> domain master = no
> preferred master = yes
> wins support = yes
> wins proxy = no
> remote browse sync = n63110/fs-fbq4
> dns proxy = no
> name resolv order = lmhosts host wins bcast
> What's wrong with my configuration?
> Thanks for any help in advance.
> bye, Martin
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