[Samba] [Home network] Alternative to WINS?

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Jan 6 14:19:59 UTC 2023

On 06/01/2023 14:09, Gilles via samba wrote:
> Hello,
> I want to set up a stand-alone server 
> <https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_Samba_as_a_Standalone_Server> on a small LAN.
> I read that WINS should no longer be used: What's the current 
> alternative for clients to register?
> DNS with dynamic registration? Something else?
> Thank you.

Wins requires SMBv1, which, as you probably know, isn't very secure, so 
it is now turned off by default, but it is still there.

You can use Avahi/Bonjour for Linux/Mac clients and wsdd for Windows 


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