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