[Samba] WINS server/client

Aton aton at skyenet.net
Fri Jul 5 20:01:02 GMT 2002


Does / will Samba have support for a secondary WINS server?

At 12:11 PM 7/6/2002 +1000, you wrote:
>Chris Smith wrote:
>> I've read that Samba can be a WINS server or a WINS client, but not
>> both. However, wouldn't Samba, when acting as a WINS server also be a
>> WINS client in the sense that it will examine its own WINS database for
>> NETBIOS name resolution? It just wouldn't make sense if it didn't. Maybe
>> the reference I read is more for the purpose of exposing the mutual
>> exclusivity of the "WINS support" and "WINS server" parameters.
>> Anybody know for sure?
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