[Samba] Does WINS need to be populated or configured?
margoandtodd at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 06:25:27 GMT 2009
> ..... Original Message .......
> On Sat, 28 Mar 2009 20:51:37 -0700 "MargoAndTodd" <margoandtodd at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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,
>>> Have a look here:
>>> 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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Ryan Novosielski wrote:
> You really don't need to back up that file. I'm not sure I could
think of a potential advantage.
> You might want to have a look at the docs that talk about the .tdb
files too. I forget what section, but it's very informative.
Upon greater pondering and reading your letter, I do believe
that this database can repopulate itself, if I ever have to do
a restore. I think I was just having a knee jerk reaction:
database must be backed up.
Thank you for the help!
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