[Samba] WINS and domain controller

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Sep 30 15:04:18 GMT 2005

Hash: SHA1

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 03:30:19PM +0100, Will Payne wrote:
>>Is there any way to 'administer' Samba's WINS database? I'm attempting to 
>>get Samba to take over our NT servers' current functionality so that we 
>>can ditch them entirely. I've enabled WINS support and told our DHCP 
>>server to point at it. Is there any way of viewing it's database to see if 
>>it's working? 
> That database in in plain text in wins.dat so it's easy to view. Currently
> there aren't any good admin tools - I need to work on and fix that (thanks
> for the reminder :-).

The biggest problem here IMO is that the wins.dat is a temporary
dump of what nmbd has in memory.  You can't edit it during run time
and get changes immediately.  We also don't really support static
wins entries yet (I know we have that horrible wins.dat hack but
it's not really easy).

cheers, jerry
Version: GnuPG v1.4.0 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://enigmail.mozdev.org


More information about the samba mailing list