Normally queries for 0x1C names will return the addresses in the same order as they're stored in the database, that means first all addresses which have been directly registered at the local wins server and then all addresses registered at other servers. Windows servers have an option to change this behavior and randomize the returned addresses. Set this parameter to "yes" and Samba will sort the address list depending on the client address and the matching bits of the addresses, the first address is randomized based on depending on the "nbtd:wins_randomize1Clist_mask" parameter.

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family


Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Samba\smb_conf\nbtd:wins_wins_randomize1Clist
Value Namenbtd:wins_wins_randomize1Clist
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Valueno


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