[Samba] Several questions about Samba and Wins

Romain Pélissier Romain.Pelissier at sqliaison.com
Wed Sep 7 14:57:32 GMT 2005

I am a real newby with samba and I have some questions that I hope could be answered by one of you.

First, my network configuration :

I have a gateway behind a firewall, this gateway runs linux suse pro 9.3. This gateway serve also as a squid proxy. One of its task is to control the subnet for our training classes (13 PCs).
In another plug on the gateway goes my internal network, the real one with a Windows 2000 network with AD, WINS, DNS and so on.

The questions :
- I have configured the dhcp on the gateway for the training segment (192.168.251.x) and tell it to use our internal wins server (NT). For what I see, I can see the training workgroup registred in the 205.205.247.x segment but I can't see the PCs in the training workgroup (all have the file and printer sharing set to on). Can someone explain to me why ?

- If am thinking to use sambe as a wins server but it seems that there is no replication yet wirh samba wins server and NT wins server. Strange because in my distro, several lines in the smb.conf talked about the wins replication partner. Anybody have an idea about that ?

- With your own experience of all of all, can someone tell me what could be the basic configuration to do with samba in order to make my trining segment work the way its should work (meaning a secondary dns for this segment, stuff like that). All your comments will be very appreciated

- I see in the the smb.conf a wins proxy option. For what I know on NT a wins proxy is used to tranfert wins request to a wins server but it's not be the case with this option, can someone explain to me this option ?

Thanks to all 

Romain Pélissier 
Administrateur Systèmes
System Administrator 

T 514.333.6600 # 126 

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Romain.Pelissier at sqliaison.com


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