[Samba] When to use WINS server in a home network?

Rob Shinn rob.shinn at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 15:55:39 GMT 2008

You shouldn't need one, but running one won't really hurt either.

On 12/11/08, Uriel Avalos <amscopub-mail at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi. All, I've been reading the docs but I'm not too sure when I should run a
> WINS server.
> Just to confirm, I only need a WINS server if I have more than one
> workgroup? or more than one subnet?
> Otherwise the DNS server should be sufficient, right? (My router uses static
> dchp to keep track of hostnames for each machine.)
> My home network:
> * User-level security
> * 3 linux boxes with 2 windows machines -- the 3 linux boxes file sharing
> with samba
> * All machines in one workgroup
> * All machines in one subnet
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