[Samba] The "single WINS" problem

Michael Gasch gasch at eva.mpg.de
Wed Nov 30 15:15:51 GMT 2005

so what really happens when WINS server dies (or the PDC at all)?
we have a PDC/BDC samba setup.

it would be a mess if the BDC could not be asked for logons because WINS 
of PDC fails, when PDC is down!!!

should i install a seperate samba box just for WINS?
WINS can really help much in a win-network but i don´t like the idea of 
messing up the network if it fails :(

thx for any comments on this

Andreas Hasenack wrote:
> Em Quinta 24 Novembro 2005 18:17, Andreas Hasenack escreveu:
>>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?
> Nobody else? :(

Michael Gasch
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