[Samba] Ubuntu client ddns failure

Andy Durant adurant at vestec.com
Tue May 20 10:37:42 MDT 2014

netbios name is the short name


Its an older protocol, and becoming less relevant but often a necessity 
in a mixed OS environment.

in my case, I have a few *nix varieties plus some Windows machine. To 
make everything work smoothly, I include this is in my smb.conf

  wins support = Yes
  remote announce =
  remote browse sync =

and push out my samba servers IP via dhcp to my clients


On 5/20/2014 12:27 PM, steve wrote:
> On 20/05/14 17:53, Andy Durant wrote:
>> If you can resolve by fqdn but not netbios name,  you need a wins 
>> server.
> Hi
> What is, 'netbios name'? Is it needed only for Ubuntu?
> Steve

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