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

Eric Diven eric.diven at edsiohio.com
Thu Dec 11 19:12:52 GMT 2008

If your IP addresses are statically assigned, you could put them in the
hosts file too.  The Windows hosts file is in

Of course, any time anything changes, you'll have to update your hosts
files.  Whether that's better or worse than having a WINS server or
using the IP addresses themselves is up to you.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-bounces+eric.diven=edsiohio.com at lists.samba.org 
> [mailto:samba-bounces+eric.diven=edsiohio.com at lists.samba.org]
>  On Behalf Of Rob Shinn
> Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 12:39 PM
> To: Uriel Avalos; samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] When to use WINS server in a home network?
> 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)

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