[Samba] Help with multiple subnets

Simon Hobson shobson-lists at colony.com
Tue Mar 8 16:48:50 GMT 2005

Dani Camps wrote:
>I already have all the clients using a WINS server.
>But if the WINS server is in the gateway machine that
>has one interface in each subnet ( and
>, the WINS server for the clients in each
>subnet must be the gateway of that subnet or it
>doesn't matter ?

In your case, I don't think it matters, since both addresses are of 
the same machine - you should be able to use either address for any 

>  I mean is there any problem if the
>clients in the subnet have the WINS
>server pointing at ?

It is quite OK (and normally required) for some of your clients to 
talk to a WINS server that is on a different subnet - that's what IP 
routing is there for, to get packets from one network to a machine on 


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