[Samba] Re: WINS-Server != PDC ?

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Wed Mar 2 15:16:31 GMT 2005

Stefan G. Weichinger wrote:

> so Samba does not get Master Browser.
> NTSERVER is #1c, #1b and #1d ...
> My question:
> Does the WINS-Server also have to be the Master Browser?

No.  WINS-server, master browser, PDC are all separate items, and can 
potentially be 3 different machines.

> Would it be better to enable WINS on the PDC and let Samba use it via
> "wins server=NTSERVER" ?

Either should work.

For simplicity, if it were me, I'd set either the PDF or samba to be the 
WINS server, and take the 3rd WINS-Server-only machine out of the equation.

-- Rex

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