[Samba] WINS.DAT getting wrong address automatically?

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Thu May 16 05:20:06 GMT 2002

On Thu, 16 May 2002, Klaus Steden wrote:

> Hi,
> I've got a Samba domain running across two networks. One of the Samba servers
> has a HiPPI NIC on it, used only for point-to-point connections, and
> unreachable from everywhere on both networks.
> The problem is that for some reason, nmbd is registering the HiPPI NIC's
> address instead of the Ethernet (correct) address for the machine.
> Anyone ever seen something like this before? I'm not sure why the server is
> advertising '' (wrong) instead of '' (right).
> Help!
> It's really interfering with operations, as I have to stop the master Samba
> server, fix up the wins.dat file, and restart periodically.
> This only started occurring after I upgraded to 2.2.3a - I used 2.0.7 for over
> a year in the identical environment with no problems.

See the interfaces parameter (and bind interfaces only) in smb.conf(5).

cheers, jerry
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