browsing across subnets

Avantel Systems alex at
Wed Oct 25 23:16:56 GMT 2000

You need to make both samba servers domain master browsers.  And you're r=
about the wins server - disconnects can cause odd behaviour - especially =
samba cannot (yet?) be a secondary wins server.

Alex @ Avantel

On Wed, 25 Oct 2000, you wrote:
> 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=
> use dsl lines for internet connection.  That is setup and working.  I c=
> 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 h=
> the workgroup of msp.
> I want both of these subnets to see both workgroups.  All clients are w=
> and there is a samba server on each network that is also doing the ipse=
c and
> acting as the firewall(currently setup to accept everything).  Each sub=
> has the samba server setup as the WINS server for that subnet.
> in the smb.conf file on I added:
>    remote browse sync =3D
>    remote announce =3D
> and on I added:
>    remote browse sync =3D
>    remote announce =3D
> 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=
> if only one is used for both subnets.  If I do this and the link drops,=
> subnet without samba setup for wins will of course no longer have a win=
> server.  Will this Win98, ME clients automatically start using broadcas=
> based name resolution when the WINS server becomes inaccessable?
> Andy Worthington

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