[Samba] Creating static WINS entries in Samba 4
turolate at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 23 23:27:37 UTC 2016
Hi, This is a question regarding WINS in Samba 4
I need to add a permanent record to the WINS database in Samba
I'm using Samba 4.1.17+dfsg-2+deb8u1 in Debian 8
According to this document:
There are two files where the WINS records are stored:
wins.dat which is re-created upon restart, and wins.tdb which is meant to be the permanent database where static entries need to be declared.
Both files live in Debian at the directory "/var/lib/samba/"
In the web page referenced above it mentions explicitly about creating entries in wins.tdb:
""The working permanent storage for all WINS data. This database is used only when wins support = yes has been set in the smb.conf file. Note: This retains all manually configured WINS entries. Manual setting can be done use the net utility. ""
So here is the question: how does one create static WINS entries using the "net" utility???
I have spent quite some time online trying to find the answer, sadly Samba documentation is what it is right now, and I keep finding contradicting posts and old documents online that do not help me much to solve the mistery.
Can anybody help this poor soul? I would be eternally grateful. Regards :-)Turo Late
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