Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 225112
wins server wins.dat fails to get updated on IP address change
Last modified: 2008-05-06 15:07:03 EDT
Description of problem:
setup is linux only home network with one box having 'wins support = yes' and
several clients pointing to it's IP - all have 'hosts: files wins dns' in their
recently had to reset the flash for the router/DHCP server and one client got a
new IP address. after which no other client could ping it by name EVEN AFTER
REBOOTING ALL DEVICES.
nmblookup was able to resolve the name to the new IP.
finally removing /var/cache/samba/wins.* and restarting smb on the wins server
and everything is fine. (this wasn't so easy to find - so i hope this has a nice
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
well - do i have to go thru that again... i've reserved all the DHCP IPs
Steps to Reproduce:
1. small network with wins name resolution for them (w/o dns or any other for them)
2. change a client ip and restart it (reboot or restart networking)
3. try to have other clients ping it by name...
they won't be able to
they should be able to
my server is my mythbox... don't make me boot it to many times to test fixes :)
Just a quick correction to the "AFTER REBOOTING ALL DEVICES" - I only rebooted
the clients - the wins server / mythbox did not get poked in the eye (but you
probably already knew that from the /var/cache bit...)
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