[Samba] synchronize WINS servers

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Tue Apr 9 05:20:02 GMT 2002

Martin Rasp wrote:
> Hi Jan.
> 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.
> bye, Martin
> --
> Jan van Rensburg <jan.van.rensburg at epiuse.com> schrieb am 09.04.02:
> > Martin,
> >
> > 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.

Samba HEAD finally implments the wins sync protocol (in wrepld) but I'm
not sure of its status or stablity

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