smbclient using all interfaces

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Tue Feb 16 23:42:21 GMT 1999

> Well.  I finally took the plunge and added a few static routes to my
> system so that traffic to that particular network was going out the
> "correct" interface.  When I did that and applied the filter on the router
> again, I was able to use smbclient without having any problems.
> It would seem I have a network "issue" to iron out.  I am going to work on
> that.  But, I still have the burning question... what programs are
> affected by the interfaces line in the smb.conf file?  I think it is just
> smbd as nmbd seems to answer calls on any network interface reguardless of
> the interfaces line...
> hmmm....


I've been trying to follow your thread while doing my real job.  Haven't 
been keeping up as I'd like to.

I don't know if this is relevant, but nmbd listens to broadcasts as well
directed traffic.  If something comes in as a broadcast, on any interface,
its source network info may be lost (Jeremy went through this with me

Chris -)-----

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