nmbd & netbios name -> many addreses
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at switchboard.net
Fri Mar 12 06:31:26 GMT 1999
> I think this is all semantics,
that's why i replied privately :)
> because we seem to agree on the mechanisms
> and the separation of the protocols.
ok, now _i_ know you know :-)
> >From the point of view of the NetBIOS system (and we'll ignore the
> mulitple virtual LANAs that NT uses--thanks to John T for explaining that
> bit of bloop), there is no NBNS, no routing, no IP addresses. It only
> knows NetBIOS names.
... and the separation is done very poorly. a multi-homed nt machine
actually receives MULTIPLE requests and goes "argh, a duplicate name
exists on the network, ERROR, can't browse that workgroup!" when in _fact_
it's receiving its own response, but from another subnet!!!!!
peter, this could possibly be part of the problem, not samba.
> The LAN on which those names exist is "created" by
> the local broadcast name resolution system and the NBNS server. It's that
> level in between the TCP/UDP/IP protocols and the NetBIOS protocols--the
> level at which NBNS exists--that I'm calling an emulation.
> I do think we're in sync here.
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