browsing large windows network environments

Andreas Büsching buesching at
Thu Apr 13 11:39:05 GMT 2006


I have a problem browsing large windows network environments (about 
2700 hosts). The problem is in an inconsistent list returned by 
the server, that is never complete (using smbclient or 'net view' or the 
explorers 'network environment' on windows). When using 'net view' I 
get an error message: "More data is available than can be returned by 
Windows" (error 3515). The environment contains several versions of 
samba and windows servers. The WINS Server is a samba 3.0.21b. Its 
browse.dat contains all known hosts, but no other samba server in the 
network has a complete browse.dat (about 50 to 200 entries are 

Does anyone know anything about such a problem? Or might samba4WINS help 
to solve the problem?

Any experience or help is appreciated.



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