[Samba] When to use WINS server in a home network?
rob.shinn at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 17:39:25 GMT 2008
Caveats--virtual machines doing nat are, by definition, on a separate
subnet. And your friends can share without a hostname--just access by
IP address! (ACLs apply of course)
On 12/11/08, Uriel Avalos <amscopub-mail at yahoo.com> wrote:
> @Rob@ - I was just thinking in terms of keeping it simple. One less thing I
> need to worry about. On top of that, my computers and
> any friend's computers will work right out the box (for the most part. I
> imagine, if my router doesn't know their hostname,
> they'll be able to browse but not share).
> @Doug@ - So going w/o a WINS server works even if I use different
> workgroups? Sweet...
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 10:55:39AM -0500, Rob Shinn wrote:
>> 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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