[Samba] name resolve order = wins bcast host

mike fst6x7v02 at sneakemail.com
Sat Feb 21 18:57:37 GMT 2004

Per http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/using_samba/ch12.html ...

That is "Chapter 12. Troubleshooting Samba" in the "Using Samba, 2nd
Edition" book by Jay Ts, Robert Eckstein, and David Collier-Brown
from O'Reilly.

Under the section "Troubleshooting Name Services/Identifying what's
in use" it says,

"First, see if both the server and the client are using DNS, WINS,
NIS, or hosts files to look up IP addresses when you give them a

and then

"We recommend that the client systems be configured to use WINS and
DNS, the Samba daemons to use WINS and DNS, and the Unix server to
use DNS, hosts files, and perhaps NIS+."

and then

"If the client and server differ, the first thing to do is to get
them in sync. Clients can use DNS, WINS, HOSTS, and LMHOSTS files,
but not NIS or NIS+. Servers can use HOSTS and LMHOSTS files, DNS,
NIS or NIS+, and winbind, but not WINS—even if your Samba server
provides WINS services."

How does (if any) the above statements affect the "name resolve

I have mine set: name resolve order = wins bcast host".  And, I also
have: wins support = Yes.


SuSE 9.0 Pro (2.4.21-192-default) with samba-2.2.8a-107

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