[Samba] Network browsing

Ed Kasky ed at esson.net
Tue Sep 18 14:45:39 GMT 2007

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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