WINS + browsing question

Tim Carr cygnusx__1 at
Mon Jul 2 21:12:42 GMT 2001

>If the workgroup names are the same, and all machines are using the same
>WINS server, and you have only *one* DMB, then it should work.
>If the workgroup names are different, then you need to have members of
>each workgroup on each subnet.  If there is no representative of
>workgroupA on subnet1, then you won't be able to retrieve the browse list
>for workgroupA on subnet1.  You need an LMB in order to find the browse

Many thanks for your continued help!

Let me make my situation more clear, and I think your next email to me will 
clear everything (else) up.

I have two workgroups, say W1 and W2, and two subnets, say S1 and S2.  All 
the machines on W1 are in S1, and all the machines in W2 are in S2.  
(Imagine two corporate offices, one in hawaii, the other in new zealand, 
each with 100 computers, hawaii's on W1/S1, nz's on W2/S2).

At the moment each workgroup/subnet (each corporate office) has a linux 
samba machine which acts as both the DMB _and_ the LMB, and all the other 
machines on the workgrp/subnet are local to it.  So there are TWO DMB 
machines, trying to remote browse sync to each other, from different subnets 
and different workgroups.  Is this wrong? Should one of those machines, say 
the one in nz, be only an LMB, and not a DMB?

Tim Carr
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