IPV6 support for samba

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Tue Nov 21 16:01:20 GMT 2006

Hi Ahmed,

We haven't worked on LLMR yet, though I am interested in analyzing and
implementing it in Samba 4. I did try to get it working on Windows XP,
but haven't so far seen any examples of LLMR on the wire. Is there
anything specific required to enable LLMR rather than Mailslots for



On Thu, 2006-11-09 at 10:36 +0530, ahmed.feroz at wipro.com wrote:
> 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
> Bangalore
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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
> Jelmer,
>  > 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
> resolution).
> Cheers, Tridge
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