[Samba] NT4 WINS Server forgets samba servers

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon Aug 26 08:20:00 GMT 2002

On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, Christopher Odenbach wrote:

> I do not know whether this is a samba problem or an NT feature, but it 
> seems only to occur with samba boxes, so it could be samba's fault:
> The NT PDC (moritz) runs also the WINS server. It regularly forgets the 
> IP addresses of our samba servers:
> # nmblookup -U moritz -R hni-gate
> querying hni-gate on
> name_query failed to find name hni-gate
> I then just have to stop and start the nmbd on the samba server and 
> everything is fine again.
> This happens about every two weeks or so. Has anybody experienced 
> anything similar and has an idea about how to stop it?

There was an old bug in nmbd that caused us not to reregister our
netbios name.  try using the latest Samba release if you are nto already.  
Should be fixed there.

cheers, jerry
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