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

Fri Jul 9 00:07:31 UTC 2010
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 07/08/10 1:31 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> I'm getting at your assertion that a Wins server on every subnet is
> "right"  being impractical in most networks.  And like the OPs problem
> it has to do with a windows client being able to resolve a windows name
> on a different subnet.

I've never HEARD of using multiple wins servers, one per network 
segment.   each SMB client can find the WINS server if you put it in the 
right DHCP option, or if you manually configure the client to know where 
the WINS server is.   I've never used more than 2 of them 
enterprise-wide, and nowdays, you don't need WINS at all, Windows uses 
DNS as its primary locator service with Active Directory, and WINS is 
heavily deprecated.

but, this whole discussion really has nothing to do with CentOS 
specifically, it would better be addressed on a Samba list, I'm sure.