Multiple workgroups

Peter Samuelson peter at
Fri Jun 30 07:05:00 GMT 2000

[Craig Armour <c.armour at>]
> we're trying to get a server to appear in multiple domains under
> multiple netbios alises.  we are trying to do this by using the
> include = blah/conf.%L line, however, the workgroup we set in the
> included conf file doesn't seem to override one in smb.conf (
> which... if undefined seems to force the machine to appear in

Very very clever, but I doubt it can be done this way.  Which workgroup
is nmbd supposed to advertize to other browsers?  (Browser == nmbd-like
process, *not* MSIE-like process.)

nmbd could possibly be enhanced to accept "alias/wkgroup" pairs, which
in my opinion would be the clean syntax, but I don't think it's been
done yet.

Meanwhile, I think you're stuck with IP aliases, multiple sets of
processes, and `bind interfaces only = true'.  The IP aliases might be
a touch inconvenient to arrange if you are a DHCP client....


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