WINS + browsing question

Tim Carr cygnusx__1 at
Tue Jul 3 15:56:56 GMT 2001

Basically nothing, just messed around, made sure all the M$ clients have 
computer names NOT starting with a number to ensure they authenticate 

However... still have some problems to work out. I have an M$ client on the 
outside, somewhere on the inet, which tunnels into the DMB/LMB machine.  The 
M$ machine is broadcasting to an IP which doesn't exist on the PPTP link, 
and even when I create a virtual ethernet address on the same subnet that 
therefore has the broadcast, samba won't pick up the machine and include it 
in the browse list (it's on the same workgroup). Odd. I'm working on this.


>From: "Christopher R. Hertel" <crh at>
>To: Tim Carr <cygnusx__1 at>
>CC: Samba Technical <samba-technical at>
>Subject: Re: WINS + browsing question
>Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 09:57:06 -0500 (CDT)
> > Ok, i've got it working.  I have two DMBs, one per subnet/workgroup, 
> > remote browse syncing to the other.  The extra machines don't show up in
> > browse.dat for some reason, but the M$ clients can browse to remote 
> > no problem.  One DMB is a WINS server, and ALL the clients on both 
> > use it, in addition to the other DMB -- hence all machines can get the
> > appropriate IPs.
> >
>Just curious.  What did you change to get it working?
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