Dual Homed Samba Server Problem

Stephen L Arnold sarnold at coyote.rain.org
Sat Jul 3 21:40:14 GMT 1999

On 3 Jul 99, Tacio AGSantos <tacio at psmi.com.br> had questions about 
Dual Homed Samba Server Problem:  

I probably don't know enough, but I'll give it a try - 

Are you sure you need IP forwarding here?  If you specify "optimize 
as router not host" in the kernel config, and then set a route 
between your two networks, won't that do it?

> - there are 2 networks: and
> - i've setup up a Linux box with 2 cards : eth0
> and eth1 - i have Win9x clients on both networks, ip
> forwarding is enabled on the Linux box so i can ping through it. - I have
> only one group/domain called PSMI, and i would like to use it for both
> networks. - samba version is 2.0.4b and a have the following smb.conf
> #======================= Global Settings =================================
> [global]
>  bind interfaces only = yes
>  interfaces =

I think these two are okay, but I'm not sure about the first one.
>  name resolve order = wins bcast 

You may want to try an lmhosts file with both networks in it, but 
WINS should work if it's properly setup.

> - Besides, i use dhcpd to configure my Win9x machines, and there a set up
> netbios-name-servers to be and respectvely;
If your routes are correct, then shouldn't it work with just one 
WINS server address?  Or are both needed?

> Some questions are:
> 1. Do i need to set up 2 groups , one for each network?
Not sure, but I suppose it might help.

> 2. Will i have 2 wins' (nmbds) running, or i can use just one ?
I would think just one, since it can listen on both interfaces.  
However, multiple smbd/nmbd processes seem to spawn as needed; 
sometimes my 1.9.18p10 setup here doesn't kill properly because the 
currently running n/smbd process(es) don't have the proper PID.  
I'm not enough of a guru-dude to understand this stuff; can someone 
step in and bail me out here?

Thanks, Steve
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Steve Arnold  CLE (Certifiable Linux Evangelist)

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