[Samba] WINS Alternative

Dan Gapinski DanGapinski at qsi-r2.com
Fri May 2 14:40:35 GMT 2003

You can make a "fake WINS" by having your computers periodically copy over a
LMHOSTS file that you maintain on one computer.

***What not to do:*** I once tried including an LMHOSTS from within another
LMHOSTS (it allows you an option to call another file elsewhere on the
network), and that extended name resolution over our VPN to 20-30 seconds
per request. Nothing like a stiff drink of failure to make one see the
light! :-)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Smith" <chris at realcomputerguy.com>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: [Samba] WINS Alternative

> On Fri, 2003-05-02 at 10:22, Sohail Hasan wrote:
> > I am using NT 4 PDC to authenticate my users that access the shares
> > mounted on UNIX through samba. I am also using WINS and the passwd
> > database is same on both UNIX and Windows. Is there any way getting rid
> > of WINS and make windows users still access the UNIX shares as I am not
> > able to access the shares after turning off the WINS.
> lmhosts
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