How do I configure my Samba server as a wins server?

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To configure a Samba server as a Wins server, then the following must be added to the /etc/smb.conf:

wins support = Yes

Adding this tag will tell the Samba server to act as a Wins server for the workgroup.

Note that this should NEVER be set to yes on more than one machine in the network.


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