[Samba] PDC-BDC Wins Resolution

Matt Schwartz mschwartz at dcscorp.net
Sun Jun 19 15:11:27 GMT 2005

I am hoping someone can help here.  I noticed a really odd issue.  WINS 
resolution doesn't seem to work between my PDC and BDC, both Samba 
3.0.14a boxes running on Debian.  I have nsswitch.conf configured 
properly, I think.  Here are the nsswitch.conf settings.

hosts: files dns wins

hosts: files dns wins

On the BDC, I have the parameter wins server =, the address 
of the PDC.  From the BDC, I try to ping the PDC and get a hostname not 
found error.  The same for the opposite.  What in the devil could be 
going on?

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