[CentOS] How to make nodes in my local LAN see each other's names

Fri Dec 2 15:47:53 UTC 2011
Craig White <craig.white at ttiltd.com>

On Dec 2, 2011, at 7:54 AM, Lamar Owen wrote:

> On Friday, December 02, 2011 08:42:42 AM Les Mikesell wrote:
>> [netbios naming is] like a roomfull of people yelling out their own
>> name all the time as a means of identification with no way to handle
>> those out of hearing distance or to arbitrate duplicates.  
> ...
>> But that's a matter of luck, demanding that no one uses duplicates,
>> and that all machines can broadcast to each other (i.e., no routers
>> between them...).
> WINS does not work this way.  WINS works fine even when nodes are separated by routers and is the recommended way (at least by MS) to do SMB/CIFS name resolution in a routed network.
I think 'recommended' is a bit of a stretch - it is a possibility.

AD dispensed with WINS and uses only DNS for host resolution but it exists for non-AD / legacy / home usage.