[Samba] The "single WINS" problem
ahasenack at terra.com.br
Wed Nov 30 15:19:47 GMT 2005
On Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 04:15:51PM +0100, Michael Gasch wrote:
> so what really happens when WINS server dies (or the PDC at all)?
> we have a PDC/BDC samba setup.
Name resolution for servers outside the local subnet fails.
> it would be a mess if the BDC could not be asked for logons because WINS
> of PDC fails, when PDC is down!!!
That's what happens in my case, the BDC is useless because the machine
hosting the WINS service crashed.
> should i install a seperate samba box just for WINS?
You will have the same single point of failure in WINS, just in another
> WINS can really help much in a win-network but i don?t like the idea of
> messing up the network if it fails :(
The workstation fallback tends to be broadcast name resolution, which
helps if you have a domain controller in the same subnet. But name
resolution for machines outside your local subnet will fail without
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