[Samba] Re: Simple question on Wins...

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Fri Aug 15 22:20:14 GMT 2003

On Fri, 15 Aug 2003, Matthew McCarty wrote:

> Depending on your netowrk of course it may not matter which you use if
> you are going to just have one WINS server.  If you are going to have
> more than one, use Win2k - because Samba does not support replication,
> etc. of WINS servers.

Can you please explain why this is so important. What can we do to make it
better? Are you willing to take charge of this project?

> Just make sure your client machines point to the right WINS server.

Yup! Sure helps!

- John T>

> Jason Williams wrote:
> > Just something I thought about today really.
> > Since I am running samba 2.2.8a as a PDC on my network and all of my
> > workstations for my clients are Windows 2000 Pro, would it be better to
> > set up the PDC to run as a wins server? wins server = yes
> >
> > I was just curious because I found some documentation on the wins server
> > option, but for the most part, it was glossed over with real no
> > explanation. Granted, I know what wins purpose is, but would like to
> > find out more about better implementation in my network..
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Jason
> >

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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