libsmbclient: Browsing and a URI spec?
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Thu Jan 4 22:08:32 GMT 2001
> Yes, Samba won't care. I'm not even suggesting the smb.conf file should
> support it. My question is simply, "To an SMB client, what does the
> 'workgroup' in smb.conf mean?" The default auth domain? Or the default
> browsing workgroup? What the other parameter should or could be hinges
> on the answer to this question.
I think that the answer is fairly obvious. Smb.conf already supports the
WORKGROUP parameter. A workgroup does not provide an authentication
server, only an NTDomain provides an authentication server.
Microsoft's definition: "A domain is a group of servers that share common
security policy and user account databases."
So, if smb.conf is to be used, I suggest that WORKGROUP provide the
browsing workgroup and AUTH DOMAIN provide the authentication domain. If
AUTH DOMAIN is not present, use the value of WORKGROUP as the default for
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