[Samba] Do we need WINS Replication?

Michael Smirnov smbsmb at mail.ru
Wed Jun 11 19:53:44 GMT 2003

> > We have 2 segments of the corporate network,
> > which are connected by a unstable(~90% uptime) 2Mbps link.
> > This link cannot be made better.
> Just a silly idea don't know even if it works: If you are in control of the
> link how about messing with the wins.dat file? When the link gets up you
> exchange/merge wins.dat files from both servers and restart nmbds... For
> example all machines in one net are called with a distinctive a_ in name so
> you grep in b network in the wins.dat file and replace all a_ entries with
> the new ones. Same for the other wins.dat for hosts named b_whatever.
wins.dat has simple format,
so it's possible to detect fi any machines are registered on a secondary WINS server,
replace/add this data to the primary WINS server's wins.dat,
and kill&start nmbd (because I don't know how to make it reread wins.dat).

Will this work?

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