libsmbclient: Browsing and a URI spec?

Steve Langasek vorlon at
Thu Jan 4 23:45:01 GMT 2001

On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, Welsh, Armand wrote:

> Example:
> NTworkstationA:Workgroup=Grp1
> NTworkstationB:Domain=Grp1
> W95workstatonA:Workgroup=Grp2,Domain=Grp1

> Note: an NT Workstation can be a domain member, or use a workgroup, not
> both.  Windows9x machines can only use a workgroup, and optionally
> authenticate with a domains' controller, but they are never domain members.

> Now,
> If you were to browse workgroup Grp1, you would see NTworkstationA,
> NTworkstationB, and W95workstaitonA all listed (if they are hosting shares,
> or generate LM Announcements)

Not so.  In your example, W95workstationA will only advertise itself as part
of Grp2, and will not show up in the browse list for Grp1.

> If you were to browse workgroup Grp2, you would see W95workstationA only.


Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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