Configuring the WINS Service
This section provides information about configuring the Solaris CIFS service as a
client to the WINS service. For information about configuring other applicable services,
see Configuring the Solaris CIFS Service - Process Overview.
How to Configure WINS
If you are integrating a Solaris CIFS service in an environment that
has a WINS server, you can use Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS)
for name resolution.
For information about excluding IP addresses from WINS resolution, see Excluding IP Addresses From WINS Name Resolution.
- Become superuser, assume an equivalent role, obtain the solaris.smf.value.smb and solaris.smf.manage.smb RBAC
authorizations, or use the “SMB Management” RBAC profile, which is part of
the “File System Management” profile.
Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see
Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services. To configure a role with the Primary Administrator profile, see Chapter 2, Working With the Solaris Management Console (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.
- Specify the IP address of the primary WINS server.
The primary WINS server is the server consulted first for NetBIOS name
# sharectl set -p wins_server_1=IP-address smb
- (Optional) Specify the IP address of the secondary WINS server.
If the primary WINS server does not respond, the system consults the
secondary WINS server to perform NetBIOS name resolution.
# sharectl set -p wins_server_2=IP-address smb