[Samba] static WINS entries
zmoelnig at iem.kug.ac.at
Thu Jul 4 03:50:11 GMT 2002
i have searched the BROWSING.txt but have found nothing (but maybe it
was just there, and i didn't see):
i have a small (15-20 hosts) network with mostly w2k-clients (and few
my 2.2.4-samba-server works as an ldap-based PDC with WINS-support enabled.
now my question is: is it possible to keep part of the wins-database (on
my debian-system this is in a file /var/cache/samba/browse.dat) constant
? the file is written every 5 minutes or so, and all changes are lost,
although the changes i make by hand are displayed correctly in the
client's browse-list until the file is restored by the nmbd.
i would like some lasting control over the database.
for example, when i rename a w2k-client on the windoze-side, both the
old and the new name will be visible in the browse-list. (due to the
time-out of these entries)
however, i do know, that the old name is invalid, and so i want it to be
deleted: i remove the line from the browse.dat file.
i switch to my win-client, refresh the display, and the old name is gone
! 5 minutes later, it is there again (although the client will not
announce itself any more with the old name -- at least i hope so)
furthermore i would like to set the comments forthe clients in the
browse-list. This can of course be done via a registry entry on the
appropriate client. (Hell, why does M$ make it so hard to change the
comment of a client, while the name can be changed so easily ??)
Since i do hate windoze and my comments are likely to change often, i
would prefer a centralized solution (on the linux/samba-PDC side)
i can add a comment in the browse.dat-file, but of course it is deleted
on the next update-run.
a related query: it would be great, if the browsing-list could be fed
via the ldap-server.
Since i need my machine trust account anyhow, why not provide
information like IP-address and comments via the ldap too ??
is this possible ?
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