I have a pfsense firewall in my house, with a PPTP vpn set up for external access. Without a WINS server, name resolution does not work over the VPN. I have another old box I am thinking of installing samba with WINS on to get around this.
My question is.. if for some reason the WINS box falls over, but is specified in the DHCP configuration, will the machines behind the firewall still be able to resolve each others names? They are all on the same subnet.