[Samba] WINS server configuration

Eric Evans eje4 at cornell.edu
Wed Jul 12 14:46:19 GMT 2006

Hello Craig et al,

>It's so clear in black and white in the documentation - why do you
>continue to fail to read the documentation...
>" This line must not be set in the smb.conf file of the Samba server
>acting as the WINS server itself. If you set both the wins support = yes
>option and the wins server = <name> option then nmbd will fail to start.
>is this a Cornell thing?

Interesting.  Thanks for the link, Craig, but I think it is puzzling and 
interesting that the behavior of our Samba server appears to contradict 
what is written in the documentation that you are referring to.  I have no 
idea why that would be, not being a Samba expert, but I can tell you for 
certain that I do indeed have both the 'wins support = yes' and 'wins 
server = <ip address>' commands in my smb.conf, and nmbd is running just 
fine and everything is working.

Best wishes,

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