Problems with wins proxy interworking (1.9.18p[23] -->1.9.17

Stanley.Hopcroft at Stanley.Hopcroft at
Mon Mar 9 04:58:36 GMT 1998

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am writing to ask your help with what may be an nmbd interworking

The situation is as described in the samba distribution documenet
BROWSING.TXT. I have LANS connected by routers to a central site.

FreeBSD 2.2.2R/Samba 1.9.17 nmbds at the remote LAN act as WINS proxy's to
a a Samba WINS at the central site.

All is well when the WINS proxy samba and the central WINs use the same
version of nmbd (1.9.17) but fails when the WINS proxy uses 1.9.18p2 or p3
nmbd (I wanted to use the kill -HUP dump of the name lists provided by the
later version).

The failure occurs when

. the remote nmbd use the same smb.conf (very small, the sample in
DIAGNOSIS.TXT with wins proxy = yes, wins server = <IP address of cental
nmbd server>) with each version

. the remote nmbd passes testparms

. the remote nmbd can get the name of a central server with nmblookup

. testparms shows the LAN Man protocol the same for each vesrion (NT1 or

. the logs of each version show completely different messages:

'17 shows messages like (when resolving TMIMAGE)

Name query from for name TMIMAGE<0x20>
Search for TMIMAGE(20) - found with DNS:
Added netbios name TMIMAGE(20) at ttl=7200 nb_flags= 4 to

'18 shows messages like

question: q_name=TMIMAGE<20> q_type=32 q_class=1
process_name_query_request: Name query from on subnet
for name TMIMAGE<20>
find_workgroup_on_subnet: workgroup search for WORKGROUP on subnet
dump_workgroups: dump workgroup on subnet  netmask=
   WORKGROUP(1) current master browser = UNKNOWN
           TSGWY 40019a03 (Samba 1.9.18p3)
dump_workgroups: dump workgroup on subnet  UNICAST_SUBNET:  netmask=

The netmask = is the address of the WINS !, the netmask should
be usual class C.

Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely

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