Subnet with no NT server

John Hester jhester at
Thu Apr 20 20:03:28 GMT 2000

I'm having a problem connecting from an NT workstation to a samba server
on a different subnet.  The NT workstation is the only Winxx machine on
its subnet.  I set samba to remote broadcast directly to this machine's
IP address.  I've also added this workstation to the lmhosts file on the
server and added the server to the lmhosts file on the workstation.  The
workstation can see the server in network neighborhood, but cannot
establish a connection.  nmblookup fails for this workstation's netBIOS
name when run on the samba server, but I can send a message to the NT
desktop from the server with smbclient -M and the desktop's IP address. 
Here are the global parameters from smb.conf:

# Global parameters
        workgroup = MOMENTUM
        netbios name = EARTH
        server string = earth, samba %v
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        username map = /usr/samba/private/unamemap
        log file = /var/adm/smblogs/log.%m
        name resolve order = lmhosts wins host bcast
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY
        os level = 65
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        wins server =
        remote announce =
        hosts allow = 192.168.10. 192.168.2. 192.168.3. 192.168.4.
        print command = /usr/samba/bin/sambalp %p %s %U %m

The NT workstation is and the samba server is 
Is it a requirement that I have an NT WINS server on every subnet for
samba to work?

John Hester
System and Network Administrator
Momentum Group
949-833-8886 x623

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