Running smb without nmb?

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Fri Oct 25 16:10:02 GMT 2002

On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 08:33:32PM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> "Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:
> > 
> > I've been known to do things the other way, with nmbd running on a system
> > that isn't running smbd.  I set nmbd to act as a WINS server and Domain
> > Master Browser to handle the namespace issues, but I don't offer any
> > file services.
> Doesn't that break browse sync?

It might.  I'm still digging into the inner workings of browse sync.  I've 
heard (on IRC the other day) that W/9x browse sync doesn't work reliably 
anyway.  I need to do a lot more digging.  Unearthing things that others 
already know and have moved beyond.

Anyway, setting up without smbd works okay if you're just doing NBNS 
(WINS).  I need to verify the DMB claim.

Thanks for checking.

Chris -)-----

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