[Samba] WINS-Support

Kurt Pfeifle kpfeifle at danka.de
Mon Jul 28 14:32:51 GMT 2003

Marc Hansen wrote on Samba-digest:

> Message: 5
> Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 16:06:26 +0200
> From: Marc Hansen <Marc.Hansen at gmx.de>
> Subject: [Samba] WINS-Support
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Message-ID: <20030727160626.2f608cb2.Marc.Hansen at gmx.de>
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> Hi,
> does Samba use localhost as WINS-Server, if only 
> wins support = yes
> is set?

Since "wins support = yes" is a setting in your local
smb.conf, and since the local smb.conf is read by your
local Samba when starting up (and while running too):
Yes - it will make your localhost a WINS server.

Please note, that it will be nmbd (not smbd) acting
as a WINS server. Also, make sure that you only have
*one* (and never more than one) WINS servers (counting
the Samba- as well as the MS Windows-based machines) in
your environment. It should only be necessary in a
multi-subnetted environment.

> Regards,
> Marc Hansen


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