remote announce

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Mon Feb 8 00:22:27 GMT 1999

On Thu, 4 Feb 1999, Richard Sharpe wrote:

> Hi,
> Here is my understanding of when/why you would want use remote announce.
> If you have a workgroup that is spread across subnets, then you may want
> your Samba server to send host announcements into subnets. 

only if you cannot use a WINS server.  only on remote subnets.
> Apparently, Windows NT does not support workgroups split across subnets.

PDCs support workgroups across subnets IF and ONLY if you use a WINS

Windows NT as a client [without a PDC and without a WINS server] you are
absolutely correct.
> Also, if you want to announce a Samba server into other workgroups than the
> one it is in (either on the local subnet? or other subnets).


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