[Samba] More then one wins server on a network.

Dominic Iadicicco diadicic at sctylib.org
Sat Jan 19 02:07:42 GMT 2008


  I disabled broadcasting on both of my different domains, and I was under
the impression that you have to have Netbios over TCP/IP for Samba.  So
in order for one node to know where the other is I use wins.  Now each
domain controller has there own wins server because I don't allow one
cross domain communication.   Now do I still not need wins?  And if I
do, is have one on each domain, is that going to be a problem?


> If all your machines are on the same subnet you don't really need WINS.
> The problem becomes one of making sure that all the machines on
> different subnets that want to see each other in browse lists use the
> same WINS server.
> Dominic Iadicicco wrote:
>> Can some explain to me why its bad to have more then one wins samba wins
>> server on a subnet.  I have two different domains on one subnet and want
>> to have each domain control be its own wins server.
>> Thanks again.
>> Dom

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