[CentOS] DNS problem while trying to join windows 7 to samba3x pdc

Thu Jul 8 19:55:22 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 7/8/2010 2:43 PM, JohnS wrote:
>>> WINS is a broadcast based protocol and thus it only works on the local
>>> network and each subnet/network MUST necessarily have master browser
>>> elections. The WINS server on each subnet would serve as a clearing
>>> house for name resolution for each subnet/network. That is clearly not
>>> working for him just from that error message.
>> Errr, no.  WINS is a server at a specified and routable IP address where
>> the subnet master browsers send their lists periodically.  Normally
>> you'd have your DHCP server hand out the wins server address and
>> manually configure it on machines with static IPs.  The point of using
>> WINS is to have one server that knows all of your windows name/address
>> mappings.
> ---
> Correct and Not Correct... How about that?  There really is no right or
> wrong in either of you twos answer.  The right way is Wins on every SN
> to pass to the MB.  That's my opinion.

So what do you do on a VPN connection that is configured to not be on 
the same subnet as any server?  Or subnets where there is no 
windows-related service at all but you might plug in a client?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com