[Samba] WINS-Server != PDC ?

David Brodbeck DavidB at mail.interclean.com
Wed Mar 2 21:58:28 GMT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan G. Weichinger [mailto:monitor at oops.co.at]

> My question:
> Does the WINS-Server also have to be the Master Browser?

I don't think so.  On my network I have an NT 4 server acting as a WINS
server that's separate from our PDC.  It seems to work fine.  Just make sure
the PDC knows about the WINS server.

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

If you're running a Windows system anyway, it might be easiest just to
install the WINS server on it.

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