[Samba] Multinetwork environment without WINS server

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at monyo.com
Wed Dec 22 19:24:50 MST 2010

2010/12/23  <tms3 at tms3.com>:
>>> 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.

Refer to the KB150800: Domain Browsing with TCP/IP and LMHOSTS Files
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/150800/en-us where you will find how to
setup your LMHOSTS files.

You will use shared LMHOSTS file using #INCLUDE method: KB102725

>  You could allow
> the NETBios traffic to run wild on your network...with local workstations
> becoming local browse masters. All kinda messy.

WINS can not reduce the traffic about NetBIOS browsing, which always use
broadcasts regardless of WINS.

But WINS can reduce the traffic about NetBIOS name resolution, using unicast
to WINS servers instead of broadcasts.

TAKAHASHI Motonobu <monyo at samba.gr.jp>

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