[Samba] Multinetwork environment without WINS server

tms3 at tms3.com tms3 at tms3.com
Wed Dec 22 16:01:18 MST 2010

>> Is there any way to use samba as pdc in multinetwork environment 
>> without
>> WINS server? In this case (without wins), how will computers find pdc?
>> --

Sure...LMHosts files on all the workstations.  Kinda messy.  You could 
allow the NETBios traffic to run wild on your network...with local 
workstations becoming local browse masters. All kinda messy.  WINS was 
the first attempt to really deal with this problem.  It works well 
enough with samba as a WINS server.  If you have any old Windows 
server around, it might be easier to do, especially if you have 2 of 
them and want to distribute load a bit and have replication.

Guess it really depends on how big your network is.
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