IPV6 support for samba

ahmed.feroz at wipro.com ahmed.feroz at wipro.com
Thu Nov 9 05:06:33 GMT 2006

We are developing IPV6 support for our device which has SAMBA-3.0.14a.We
are facing some issues in this. We are not able to connect with NetBIOS
name from windows vista (with IPV6 ) to the device on which we developed
IPV6 stack. What is the name resolution mechanism used for IPV6. Is it
with LLMR (Link Local Multicast Name Resolution ) protocol which listens
on 5355 or some thing else?? Ill be very thankful if some one help us in
resolving this issue.

Thanks & Regards

Feroz Ahmed

Wipro Technologies


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-----Original Message-----
From: tridge at samba.org [mailto:tridge at samba.org]
Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2006 6:54 AM
To: Jelmer Vernooij
Cc: idra at samba.org; Feroz Ahmed (WT01 - Embedded Systems); Gerald
(Jerry) Carter; samba-technical at samba.org
Subject: Re: IPV6 support for samba


 > Yep, I fixed support for DCE/RPC and LDAP over IPv6 a while back. I'm
 > not sure whether it still works though; it might've regressed as we
 > don't have any tests for it (yet).

strangely enough, I fixed a bug yesterday where our test suite was
failing if the machine didn't have IPv6 !

So it does appear to be working, although it doesn't of course support
the parts of the protocols that can't handle IPv6 (such as NBT name

Cheers, Tridge

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