[Samba] The single WINS problem: question
gasch at eva.mpg.de
Fri Dec 16 11:34:38 GMT 2005
do you have multiple subnets for each BDC?
werner maes wrote:
>> 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
>> browsing and name resolution capability. You will likely find that
>> 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
>> that windows clients can panic and blue-screen.
>> - John T.
> sorry for the repost, hope it appears in the right thread now...
> 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
> kind regards
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