[Samba] WINS 1c query, many responses: who is chosen?

Andreas ahasenack at terra.com.br
Wed Oct 19 01:37:13 GMT 2005

Scenario (everything samba-3):
- many subnets, each with a BDC
- one PDC somewhere else
- one WINS at that PDC server
- windows using wins first, bcast next (node-type 8)

When one workstation asks the wins server about the <1c> netbios name
type, the server will answer with the PDC and BDCs IP. What prevents the
workstation from using a controller outside its subnet? Is this
"intelligence" part of the windows workstation DC selection algorithm?
To choose the closest one?

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