[Samba] SuperSlow Browsing
Franz.Sirl-kernel at lauterbach.com
Mon Dec 9 10:22:00 GMT 2002
At 00:56 08.12.2002, John H Terpstra wrote:
>On Sat, 7 Dec 2002, Dominik Wagenknecht wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I've set up a Samba-Server with WINS which should enhance networking
> > around here. The situation is fairly simple:
> > - Around 90 Student-PC's
> > - Everything is in the net 10.1.2.0 / 255.255.255.0
> > Till now everything worked more or less well without WINS (so the
> > DHCP-Server just assigned IP/Gateway/DNS).
> > Now I installed a samba machine and activated WINS-Server. The IP of
> > the WINS Server is assigned through the DHCP:
> > option netbios-name-servers 10.1.2.15;
> > option netbios-node-type 2;
>No way! You want netbios-node-type 8
>By saying type 2, you are telling your MS Windows clients to ignore WINS!
>You told them to use Broadcast based name resolution.
Well, unless all the docs are wrong, you are wrong here, or? 2==P-Node
which means WINS only, whereas 8==H-Node meaning WINS first then broadcast.
And the ISC DHCPD FAQ explicitly recommends using P-Node, which seems
logical to me as one doesn't want unnecessary broadcasts if there is a WINS
Do you have any arguments for using 8==H-Node?
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