[K12OSN] Re: Wins

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Mon May 24 19:33:48 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-05-24 at 14:18, David Trask wrote:
> do you need Wins?  I don't use it....just wondering.

You need Wins if:
 1) you have multiple routed subnets
 2) you run windows
 3) you want windows netbios name resolution to work

Without wins, the broadcast-based name lookups are limited to the local
subnet.  However, most versions of windows will eventually fall back
to DNS, appending their own domain name so if you have all the
servers in DNS you may not care about other machines finding each
other - in fact you probably wish they couldn't.

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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