SAMBA and WINS
Alex H. Vandenham
alex at avantel.com
Thu Jan 6 01:04:02 GMT 2000
Thanks for that url. I don't think it's going to work for my situation where
the workgroups must be different.
I have been trying to find out what samba did with wins registration validity
before the samba team added the "wins ttl" parameter - do you know? Does the
WINS registration ever time out or get renewed in the older samba versions?
On Wed, 05 Jan 2000, Peter Åstrand wrote:
> Just for information:
> http://us1.samba.org/listproc/samba-technical/old/4608.html describes an
> alternate way of solving the neverending browsing problems.
> /Peter Åstrand <peter at student.liu.se>
> > Yes, I'm using remote browse sync but in the workgroup list, all the
> > workgroups are listed but the master browser for each workgroup is NOT
> > listed except for the local workgroup. Is that the expected behaviour
> > or is there another setting that I'm missing.
> > On Tue, 04 Jan 2000, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > Ah. There are issues w/ browse list propogation if a workgroup doesn't exist
> > > on the client's subnet. With WINS and functioning master browsers, if a
> > > workgroup is present on the local network, your client will see all machines
> > > in that workgroup, even if the machines are in remote subnets. However, if
> > > the workgroup does *not* have machines in the local subnet, browse lists won't
> > > propogate and you won't see the workgroup at all.
> > >
> > > There is a way around this with Samba, fortunately: the 'remote browse sync'
> > > option. It requires the master browsers to all be running Samba, which
> > > doesn't seem to be a problem for you. :) Setting
> > >
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