One of two samba servers not visible (remote announce problem?)
Frank R. Brown
list.Frank at MailAndNews.com
Mon May 31 19:46:52 GMT 1999
I have a partial solution to my problem:
The problem was that the samba server on the all-unix
subnet (A) was not visible to browsing (although it
accepted connections just fine), while the samba server
on the mixed subnet (B) showed up in the browse lisr
I tried various 'remote announce' configurations (to subnet
C, to C's wins server , and to C's wins server's subnet),
Then I was playing around with 'nmblookup' and saw samba
server A as the only browser on subnet A (no surprise). I
saw three browsers on subnet B --- one of which was samba
server B! (None appeared to be wins servers.) So just as a casual
experiment, I set server A's 'remote announce' to point directly to
server B's ip address.
This seems to work perfectly. Now server A shows up in the
browse list, including the list as seen from subnet C.
I have two concerns:
The first is that I don't understand what is going on, so I'm worried
that this setup will turn out to be flaky.
Secondly, I didn't expect to see samba become a browser on the
mixed network. I would have thought it would invariably lose
elections to the native nt boxes. Therefore my concern is that
it won't usually be a browser, so my 'remote announce' directly
to it won't do any good.
Could someone clue me it to what is going on here? Thanks.
> I have (more than) three subnets:
> A: all unix (I think)
> B: mixed unix and PC's
> C: all PC's (I think)
> I have a samba server on both A and B. They have
> essentially identical configurations. Both are running
> the nmbd daemon, and are configured as
> workgroup = XXSAMBA...
Frank.R.Brown at MailAndNews
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