[Samba] Help: justification for Linux PDC vs Windows...
morgan at orst.edu
Fri Apr 11 17:57:00 GMT 2008
On Fri, 11 Apr 2008, JJB wrote:
> As I understand it, you need a WINS server for every subnet - we figured this
> out after the fact, so we now have 3 servers running Samba so that everyone
> can see all members of the workgroup (we are rolling out the domain slowly -
> in the meanwhile, we don't want to lose browse functionality). If anyone has
You only need 1 WINS server for your organization (or 2 for redundancy).
We have multiple subnets here at OSU and only 2 WINS servers. Our DHCP
servers had out the WINS server IP addresses to all clients, and Samba is
configured to use them as well. You DO need a master browser on each
All of this is well documented in the Official Samba HOWTO in Chapter 10.
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