edit /var/lib/samba/wins.dat for fun and profit:
wins flags for NetBIOS On the WINS server, there is a NetBIOS name for each service a NetBIOS computer offers. This uses the 16th hidden character of the NetBIOS names. The same flags are used in lmhosts entries. The characters and their meanings are: 00 - Workstation service (Domain name) or (Workgroup name) or (Computer name) 03 - Messenger service (Computer name) or (User name) 06 - RAS server service (Computer name) 1B - Primary domain controller (Domain name) 1C - Domain controller or PDC or BDC (Domain name) 1D - Master browser (Domain name) 1E - servers only; indicates the computer would become a browser if requested.. (Domain name) or (Workgroup name) 1F - NetDDE service (Computer name) 20 - Server service (Computer name) 21 - RAS client (Computer name) BE - Network Monitoring Agent service (Computer name) BF - Network monitor utility service (Computer name)here's a nice snippet of wins.dat for a domain. the zilch means permanent record.
"AWESOME#1d" 0 126.96.36.199 e4R "AWESOME#1e" 0 255.255.255.255 e4R "AWESOME#1b" 0 188.8.131.52 e4R "AWESOME#1c" 0 184.108.40.206 e4R "AWESOME#00" 0 255.255.255.255 e4R1d is very important if you want other systems that are using wins to not preempt the domain master browser if their os is "higher."