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Old 05-06-2005, 08:15 AM   #1
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WINS on Samba Falure Most of The Time

alalrught guys here is the problem i am having we are running WINS with samba but when a machine tried to request something from the samba server its fails 80% of the time. We have many different subnets and we have tried to get many things to work but for somereason it fails most of the time. We think it is a problem with samba, This is a new network so anyimput you guys might have would be helpful.
Old 06-24-2005, 02:19 AM   #2
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Well, it's not an entire solution, but you could try this (/etc/smb.conf):

Server (

        workgroup = THEBAND
        server string = Samba File Server
        security = SHARE
        wins support = yes
        preferred master = yes
        workgroup = THEBAND
        server string = Slackware Samba Server
        security = SHARE
        wins support = yes
        wins server =
Of course, replace all the names and IP addresses with your own. If this doesn't work, post your network topology and smb.conf and I'll try to help you fix it when I get the chance.



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