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    WINS on Samba

    I have a wins server running on samba and was wondering if it is wise to have more than one wins server per subnet. I think the samba docs tell you not to, but the person who set up wins on this network might have indeed had two, one of which definitely isn't now and I keep getting a lot of errors in the logs regarding packets that should be sent to a wins server and not here, which I am cleaning up on the offending machines. It got me thinking whether I should have a second WINS server as a backup, the way people usually have 2 dns servers.

    Any suggestions or experiences?

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    WINS can have replication partners and for larger networks, allows for fault tolerance. Given the relative size of your network dictates the number of WINS servers.

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