browsing across subnets

Andy Worthington andy at
Wed Oct 25 16:44:56 GMT 2000

I've read through the BROWSING*.txt files in docs/textdocs and I think I set
everything up right but I can't get this to work.

I am using IPSEC to connect two lans that are seperated by the internet and
use dsl lines for internet connection.  That is setup and working.  I can
ping from a client on one subnet to a client on another subnet with no
problems.  One subnet is and the other is

The subnet has the workgroup of irish and the has
the workgroup of msp.

I want both of these subnets to see both workgroups.  All clients are win98
and there is a samba server on each network that is also doing the ipsec and
acting as the firewall(currently setup to accept everything).  Each subnet
has the samba server setup as the WINS server for that subnet.

in the smb.conf file on I added:

   remote browse sync =
   remote announce =

and on I added:
   remote browse sync =
   remote announce =

Any ideas how to solve this so that each subnet can see and use both
workgroups.  Another question about the WINS servers, I read that it is best
if only one is used for both subnets.  If I do this and the link drops, the
subnet without samba setup for wins will of course no longer have a wins
server.  Will this Win98, ME clients automatically start using broadcast
based name resolution when the WINS server becomes inaccessable?

Andy Worthington

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