[Samba] The "single WINS" problem

Andreas Hasenack ahasenack at terra.com.br
Thu Nov 24 20:49:39 GMT 2005

On Thu, Nov 24, 2005 at 09:38:29PM +0100, Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
> > Subject: [Samba] The "single WINS" problem
> > 
> > Everybody encourages Samba admins to enable WINS whenever possible, and
> > I agree that it helps a lot to solve these networks' problems. It's so
> > good that, when it fails, it's a disaster.
> > 
> > How are people coping with the samba limitation of not being able to
> > replicate the WINS database and thus its inability to have more than one
> > WINS server in a domain?
> > 
> I'm in a hybrid environment using both linux and Windows, and I prefer not

Who is the PDC? Linux or Windows?

> to use WINS. It would mess up the DDNS environment I currently have set up,
> since at some point Windows still gives WINS a higher priority over DNS.
> Linux, of course, doesn't really care ;)

So you use DNS for netbios name resolution? Or have you configured samba
to not use netbios? Is it a single network (i.e., broadcast name
resolution works)?

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