nmbd on point-to-point interface

Jim McDonough jmcd at us.ibm.com
Thu Nov 8 10:02:16 GMT 2001

Is there any way to make nmbd run on a point-to-point connection?  The
problem is, on the mainframes under VM, the Linux guest is often not
running directly to the NIC, and he's given a virtual device.  Those
virtual devices are often point-to-point connections (CTC - virtual
channel-to-channel or IUCV - inter-user communications vehicle).
Ultimately, the IP address does work from the outside and goes to the Linux
guest .  But nmbd just sees that it is a non-broadcast interface and won't
add it.  Trouble is, how does it then get seen on the browse lists, and
when running winbind, how does it find the password server?

Jim McDonough
IBM Linux Technology Center
Samba Team
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