remote announce, remote browse sync, multiple domains on one system

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Wed Feb 9 18:45:08 GMT 2000


I was looking at remote browse sync and remote announce, and I notice that
nmbd only sends host announcements to remote networks and not workgroup
announcements.  This seems entirely reasonable in a broadcast based system.

For you to have two workgroups on the one wire/broadcast domain, you must
have two local master browsers on the wire, or so it seems.

Thus, if you want to run two servers on the one machine, each in different
workgroups, you need to ensure that they are in the same subnet on that
wire, it seems.

Any corrections?

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at, Master Linux Administrator :-),
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