[Samba] Network browsing
james.perry at frontiernet.net
Tue Sep 18 14:52:28 GMT 2007
No - no local DNS server. I'll try what you suggested and see if I
can run bind on the server machine. I kind of blindly assumed that
setting 'wins support = yes' would magically do what I needed...
On Sep 18, 2007, at 10:45 AM, Ed Kasky wrote:
> At 07:30 AM Tuesday, 9/18/2007, James Perry wrote -=>
>> My question is, is setting the server to act as a WINS server (with
>> clients WINS server pointing to the server) enough, or do I need to
>> enable DNS on top of that, and point clients to the server for DNS?
>> Or, more generally, how have you folks set up your server/client
>> networks to use your server as a WINS server... and have any of you
>> experienced very slow network browsing and how have you resolved it?
> Do you have local DNS on your network? If not, you might look into
> running a bind on the same machine. I have a small internal
> network with almost the same setup and I run bind for DNS. Works
> just fine.
> You may already have it installed - try
> #rpm -qa | grep bind
> and see what's installed. You should have a number of rpms's
> installed already.
> If so, then you need to configure your zones, etc. and start the
> daemon. Of course, that is no small job if you haven't done it
> before but here are lots of How To's available...
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