[Samba] synchronize WINS servers
mrasp at web.de
Tue Apr 9 01:03:08 GMT 2002
Thanks for your quick response. :-)
Well, in case our company requires high availability (don't know yet) I will set up two samba servers syncing the second one with rsync.
Jan van Rensburg <jan.van.rensburg at epiuse.com> schrieb am 09.04.02:
> 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.
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