[Samba] WINS problems

Pablo Marques pmarques at herald.com
Wed Jul 3 15:00:06 GMT 2002


I am using samba 2.2.5 with Redhat 7.2 and winbind on several machines.
Our pdc is NT 4.0

Suddenly, I see a lot of the following in the log files:

connect_to_client: Can't resolve address for XXXXXXX

where XXXXX is the netbios name of the window workstation.

wbinfo -N XXXXXXX
Could not lookup WINS by name XXXXXXX

If I ping XXXXXX from a windows machine it returns the correct
IP address.
We are using a WINS server. And all the Windows machines register to it
on boot.

A peculiar thing is that XXXXXX is always either a windows 2000 or a
windows XP workstation!!!

Does my WINS server have a corrupted database?
Does anybody know what is happening to us?


My smb.conf is as follows:

        workgroup = MINE
        interfaces = eth0
        security = DOMAIN
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        password server = *
        pam password change = Yes
        log level = 2
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        preferred master = False
        local master = No
        domain master = False
        dns proxy = No
        wins server =
        winbind uid = 1000-2000
        winbind gid = 1000-2000
        template shell = /bin/bash
        winbind separator = +
        winbind enum users = yes
        winbind enum groups = yes
        printing = cups

        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        guest ok = Yes
        printable = Yes
        browseable = No

        path = /home/printers

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