[Samba] More than one wins server - Samba Version 2.2.8a?

Adam Williams adam at morrison-ind.com
Wed Oct 22 19:32:48 GMT 2003

> > > > >>Can I specify more than one wins server in smb.conf to use both primary
> > > > >>and secondary wins servers?
> > > > >>If so, is this comma or space separated:
> > > > >> e.g. wins server = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
> > > > > This is not supported in 2.2.8a, it is in Samba-3.0.0.
> > > > >>I am running Samba Version 2.2.8a from the www.sunfreeware.com packages on
> > > > >>Solaris 9 on a Sun-Blade-100.
> > > > Can samba-3.0.* act as primary/secondary wins server?
> > > There is a utility called 'wrepld' that does WINS replication but it is
> > > not complete and needs further work. Samba-3 does support WINS fail over
> > > as a WINS client. nmbd does not do active WINS replication.
> > Just curious how possible it would be to use an alternate (say LDAP)
> > backend for the WINS data, much like what can be done with the SAM?
> Yes. It is possible. We had a tdb backend during early Alpha test - works
> fine, but we did not have tools to manage static entries and therefore
> backed it out. If this is really an URGENT issue then file a bug report.
> If this is just a "nice to have" feature let me suggest that we leave it
> lie. We have very pressing priorities already. 

Works for me; it is just in the "would be nice pile".

> The issues we are working
> on have for more reaching and penetrating importance than WINS replication
> and fail-over WINS type concerns.


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