[Samba] Another WINS Question/Issue

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Jul 9 15:39:17 MDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 09, 2010 at 11:27:12AM -0600, Nick Couchman wrote:
> As previously posted, I've migrated my WINS server over to Samba.  I've run into one issue, and have one question, about WINS functionality:
> - The default expiration time for WINS entries is 6 days.  For my client systems, this isn't a problem, as most of them reboot, renew DHCP leases, etc., often enough that they are forced to send WINS updates every day or so.  However, I found this morning, 6 days after implementing my Samba WINS server, that my NT4 Domain Controllers do not send updates every 6 days, or at least not in a way that forces Samba to keep the WINS entries in the database.  So, is there something I should tweak, either on the Samba side or the NT4 side, that will allow this to work properly?  I don't plan on having NT4 around all that much longer, as I'm going to migrate domain control to Samba, but for the time being, I'd like to avoid a repeat.

Try setting the required names to be "sticky" (i.e. infinite ttl) in the wins.dat file
that nmbd reads on startup.


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