[Samba] WINS + BDC Problem
gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 07:44:38 MDT 2011
A WINS client (be it Windows server, PDC, BDC , Samba server, XP client
etc) will register itself with the WINS server. The WINS Server will
register itself. Since Samba 3.x does not replicate WINS data, a
machine registered with one WINS server may have trouble locating
machines registered with another WINS servers- at least when browsing
in the network places.
I believe that WINS will also be used to locate the "browser" machines-
which track which file and printer shares are located on which machines.
If you are in a small/medium network (50 machines or under?) you should
be able to use a single WINS server. My experience is that things
work the best when the PDC is the WINS server.
On 07/01/2011 09:40 PM, Ron García-Vidal wrote:
> On 07/01/2011 07:04 PM, TAKAHASHI Motonobu wrote:
>> Currently Samba WINS server does not support replication. So the WINS
>> databases of these 3 WINS servers are not synclonized.
>> Try to use samba4wins or another replication solution.
> I think this must be my unfamiliarity with how WINS works. How are
> the WINS Databases populated in the first place? Shouldn't something
> as basic as PDC/BDC info be populated in each WINS server
> automatically? Or is there a way for me to force this info?
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