Cross-subnet browsing.

Anand Kumria wildfire at
Wed Feb 16 08:26:27 GMT 2000

On Tue, 1 Feb 2000, Giulio Orsero wrote:

> On Tue, 1 Feb 2000 12:24:55 +1100, hai scritto:
> >> Samba docs and some MS kb articles suggest that win9x should be able to
> >> do it.
> >Which Samba docs suggest that Win9x can be a local master browser?  The only
> >information I've ever seen makes it quite clear that Win9x doesn't carry out
> >LMB functionality properly.
> This is from BROWSING.txt:
> ===
> ..
> Next, you should ensure that each of the subnets contains a
> machine that can act as a local master browser for the
> workgroup.  Any NT machine should be able to do this, as will
> Windows 95 machines (although these tend to get rebooted more
> often, so it's not such a good idea to use these).  To make a
> Samba server a local master browser set the following
> options in the [global] section of the smb.conf file :
> ..
> ===
> >Are there other KB articles which give more information about how to make this
> >work?
> Yes, there are but I don't have the numbers, sorry :)
> Try some search on the kb.

The ones I have been looking at lately are:

119493, 164176, 142692 and 161431.

One of those is a dud one but I can't remember which at the moment.


More information about the samba-technical mailing list