Alex H. Vandenham alex at
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?

Thanks again

Alex Vandenham
Avantel Systems

On Wed, 05 Jan 2000, Peter Åstrand wrote:
> Just for information:
> describes an
> alternate way of solving the neverending browsing problems. 
> /Peter Åstrand <peter at>
> > 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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