[Samba] Dumb ? question abount Name Resolution on a full Samba Domain

Rashkae rashkae at wealthmap.ca
Fri Jan 31 14:23:49 GMT 2003

I don't know why the Samba documentation suggests not using Wins Support.
It is by far a more reliable mechanism that broadcasts for Windows
networks to find hosts, and is relatively painless to set up.  You only
need 1 computer with the Wins support on, the others would all have a Wins
Server = Ip address of the computer with Wins Support.

On Fri, 31 Jan 2003, Pierre Lebrun wrote:

I wonder how to configure the name resolution on the Windows network.

I am puzzled by the "Wins Support" section of the smb.conf man page:

" You should not set this to yes unless you have a multi-subnetted
network and you wish a particular nmbd to be your WINS server "

Does that mean that on my subnet, broadcast is as performant as direct
acces to the Name Server, even if Samba is the PDC and WINS Server ?

If the use of a name server is better, what should I use: DNS, WINS, both ?

Thanks for your comments.


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