[Samba] WINS 1c query, many responses: who is chosen?
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Wed Oct 19 11:28:04 GMT 2005
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| 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?
Yes. The DC selection heuristic is built in to the
windows client. The client also uses the GETDC mailslots
for selecting DC's.
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