[Samba] Help: justification for Linux PDC vs Windows...

Brian H. Nelson bnelson at cis.ysu.edu
Fri Apr 11 18:26:23 GMT 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 a written proceedure for how 
> to get this working with only one multi-homed server (does that mean 
> one server with 1 network card for each subnet, or one card with 3 
> addresses somehow associated with it?) please post a link or email it 
> to me.
> Thanks
> - Joel

A single WINS server can work just fine across multiple workgroups and 
subnets. All that this required is to specify the WINS address on the 
client in the same way you'd specify the DNS address. That can even be 
done through DHCP.


Brian H. Nelson         Youngstown State University
System Administrator   Media and Academic Computing

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