Question about WINS and LMHosts file.
Posted on 1999-01-27
I have just set up a WINS server on our network (God forbid), now is my understanding right on what a WINS server does: I installed a WINS server so that maintainance of LMHosts files are no more. Before I used LMHOsts files which had the name of the computer i.e deeznutz.gms.co.nz 188.8.131.52 for example, and when I would "ping deeznutz.gms.co.nz" this would resolve the name to the IP address, now does the WINS service do this also? I beleive I no longer need to update LMHosts files on every WINS client, and when they now type ping deeznutz.gms.co.nz all WINS clients shoukd resolve it to the IP address 184.108.40.206, is this correct? I have installed a Windows 95 machine as a WINS Client, it shows up on the WINS Server database, but when I try to ping deeznutz.gms.co.nz it doesnt resolve the name, what am I doing wrong?