[Samba] WINS over subnets
John H Terpstra
jht at samba.org
Tue Oct 3 03:31:45 GMT 2006
On Thursday 28 September 2006 16:13, Aaron Kincer wrote:
> Barry, Christopher wrote:
> > For each host on 192.168.3.0/24, manually add in the WINS address of
> > hgsserver in the wireless NIC configuration. Because WINS does not jump
> > routers, you'll need to tell the client where to find this information.
> This is not entirely correct. Many routers can be configured to forward
> NetBIOS and WINS frames. Firewalls that split subnets off different
> interfaces can do it too. However, it can be messy to forward broadcast
WINS uses UDP unicast (directed UDP) which is routable. What you have referred
to is known as "NetBIOS helper agent" - a router configuration option that
can perform forwarding of NetBIOS UDP broadcasts. This option is a VERY bad
thing and is totally unecessary if WINS is correctly configured and if
clients are working as they should.
- John T.
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