[Samba] Re: The single WINS problem: question
werner.maes at cc.kuleuven.be
Wed Dec 14 10:02:21 GMT 2005
>On Monday 12 December 2005 02:02, werner maes wrote:
> > hello
> > I've been reading the thread
> > (http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=113286376900001&r=1&w=2) and I have
> > the same limitation with WINS in a PDC/BDC.
> > That's why I have the following (experimental) setup:
> > PDC ==> wins support = yes, passdb backend: master ldap
> > BDC ==> wins support = yes, passdb backend: slave ldap
> > I configured some of my XP clients to use both WINS servers and it
> > seems to work.
>Well, you CAN do this, but then it is necessary to use the "remote browse
>sync" and "remote announce" parameters on both systems to gain cross-subnet
>browsing and name resolution capability. You will likely find that Windows
>hosts will register with only one WINS server - that is one of the key
>reasons for the advice that is in the man page and in the HOWTO book.
> > but in the manual of smb.conf I read:
> > wins support (G)
> > Note that you should NEVER set this to yes on
> > more than one machine in your network.
> > What could happen if you use more than one WINS server on your network?
>You COULD (likely will) have broken NetBIOS name resolution, with the result
>that windows clients can panic and blue-screen.
>- John T.
thanks for your advice john.
I will setup a few XP clients with two WINS servers configured and
see what happens.
but I need this kind of backup because else I can't see the point of
setting up a BDC if the WINS server remains the single point of failure.
I'm looking forward to Samba4 where "WINS replication support is
nearly finished" as I've read on the website
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