Still browsing problems with samba-1.9.17p1
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at switchboard.net
Mon Sep 8 16:59:39 GMT 1997
On Tue, 9 Sep 1997 mac at nibsc.ac.uk wrote:
> Hi all,
> >With patch 1 of samba 1.9.17, browsing of remote subnets still doesn't
> >work: Windows 95 still only sees workgroups on the SAMBA server's
> >local subnet, whereas workgroups on remote subnets are invisible. SAMBA
> >LMB's on remote subnets only see the DMB's workgroups, not even the
> >workgroups on the LMB's local subnet :-( The SAMBA WINS server seems
> >OK, since by knowing the WINS name of a remote computer, we can also
> >look up its shares (but not its parent workgroup).
> Been said before.
> Needs saying again.
> Samba only supports ONE workgroup! It does not distribute information
> about any workgroup (to clients or other MBs) about any workgroup except
> the one in its 'workgroup =' line in smb.conf
thank you. i missed this. basically, if you want several workgroups to
appear across a LAN, you *will* need one domain master *per* workgroup.
regardless of what vendor provides those domain master browsing services.
> There was once a Multi Workgroup version of Samba that Luke put together,
> but I rather think it's dropped out of sight now.
still is, however it's based on 1.9.16p2. i've really stuffed the
current multi-workgroup version, to the extent where it doesn't compile.
i'm trying to rescue it, because we need its NetBIOS and WINS
capabilities (multi-home and internet group support)!
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