[Samba] Wins problem

Flavio Fonseca ff at dirpd.ufu.br
Mon Mar 28 14:24:56 GMT 2005

Hello list

  I have a network with about 4k workstations. I have a few dozen servers (win 
2k, nt4, so on) and a bunch of PDC and DBCs. In this network I have only one 
wins server that used to run on a windows 2k server. I was having a lot of 
problems with this server and decided to use samba as wins server only.
  so I installed samba on a linux box and started only nmb server. since that 
two things is happening frequently:

1. my servers record are desapearing from wins database. this servers are 
never turned off, and once or twice a week this records just vanish and I 
have to restart the server to register itself again.

2. when I install a new workstation I do so in a subnet A where is my support 
team. Then I send the workstation to it's final place which is a subnet B. 
while installing it, the workstation register itself on wins server with an 
IP from subnet A. When I send it to its final location it gets an IP from 
subnet B but wins server keeps the record from subnet A. It does not update 
the record. If I stop the server, edit wins.dat and remove the record, 
restart wins e renew the workstation dhcp net configuration it register 
itself again with the correct IP.

I am using Suse 9.2 professional with samba 
smbd version 3.0.9-2.3-SUSE.

I am not starting smbd.

Thanks for any help.


Flávio Fonseca
Equipe Divisão de Redes (DR)
Diretoria de Processamento de Dados (DirPD)
Universidade Federal de Uberlandia (UFU)

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