[Samba] Help,mix environment browsing

Larry Liu larry.liu at Sun.COM
Tue Oct 14 04:57:53 GMT 2003

The How-To writes :  "nmbd can be configured as a WINS server, but it is 
not necessary to specifically use Samba as your WINS server. MS Windows 
NT4, Server or Advanced Server 200x can be configured as your WINS 
server. In a mixed NT/200x server and Samba environment on a Wide Area 
Network, it is recommended that you use the Microsoft WINS server 
capabilities. In a Samba-only environment, it is recommended that you 
use one and only one Samba server as the WINS server." in chapter 10.

We found that each of our subnets has to have at least one Samba client 
pointing to the same Samba WINS server, if we have to make enterprise 
WINS(running on Samba 3.0.0) working, in a mixed environment as 
described above,  even though all the Win9x,Winnt, Win2k, & XP clients 
point to the same Samba WINS server.

Has anyone had the similar experience? Or, any work-around instead of 
using MS WINS server(s)?

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