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

Fri Jul 9 03:17:38 UTC 2010
Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com>

On Thu, 2010-07-08 at 17:07 -0700, John R Pierce wrote:
> 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.
Actually, Microsoft always recommended multiple WINS servers and using
WINS replication.

I quoted the Samba documentation regarding using a separate Samba based
WINS server on each subnet.

It's not that WINS is deprecated in favor of DNS but where active
directory is used, it must use DNS and not WINS but a Samba 3.x server
is still in a NT type Domain and WINS is the methodology.


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