[Samba] Does WINS need to be populated or configured?

MargoAndTodd margoandtodd at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 03:51:37 GMT 2009

Günter Kukkukk wrote:
> Am Sonntag, 29. März 2009 schrieb MargoAndTodd:
>> Hi All,
>> Now that I have winbind running and
>>      wins support = yes
>> in my smb.conf, am I missing something?
>> Like setting up WINS, configuring it,
>> populating it, etc.?
>> Can someone point me to documentation on
>> what to do (administrate) WINS?
>> Many thanks,
>> -T
> Have a look here:
> http://us3.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/NetworkBrowsing.html#id2576622
> Cheers, Günter

Hi Gunter,

Great reference!  My wins.dat is located in /var/lock/samba/wins.dat
and it is full of stuff (and now I know where it is located, so I
can back it up).

Also, wins.dat populates itself.  (Much easier than bind, which
required "vi" to administrate.)

Thank you!

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