CVS update: samba/source/nmbd

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Tue Sep 1 15:50:51 GMT 1998

On Tue, 1 Sep 1998, Andrew Tridgell wrote:

> > this has the side-effect of delaying the propagation / removal of old
> > information, surely?
> yes, that's the downside. I thought about it and decided it was better
> to have old workgroups than not have some real workgroups.
> I don't think we can avoid old workgroups staying around. The lack of
> a ttl in the NetServerEnum reply makes it basically impossible.

uh... but the NetBIOS name itself has a ttl?
> > also, exactly what are you propagating?  the only information that needs
> > to be propagated across multiple workgroups is the list of workgroups
> > themselves, not the machines _in_ those workgroups.
> sure, that's why I added a new parameter which tells the list code
> whether to ask for workgroup names only.

? eh?  i no unnerstand.

> It only asks for machine names when querying its own workgroup.

> > therefore, the samba server need not obtain a complete list of machines in
> > each workgroup, it need only obtain a list of workgroups from each DMB it
> > knows about (*<1b>).
> yep, that's what I did.

good-oh.  just checking :)

ok, is there an option to _stop_ samba automatically collating workgroups,
and to work from a pre-selected list _only_?

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