[Samba] Network browsing

James Perry james.perry at frontiernet.net
Tue Sep 18 14:52:28 GMT 2007

Hi Ed,

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...
> Ed
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