[Samba] WINS and domain controller

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Sep 30 16:55:37 GMT 2005

On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 10:04:18AM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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> Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 03:30:19PM +0100, Will Payne wrote:
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>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).

Yep - we need a command line WINS editor.... Can you open a bugzilla
entry and assign it to me so I don't forget ?



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