Nbfw, Cross-subnet browsing

Fabrice Gautier gautier at email.enst.fr
Wed Feb 28 12:39:37 GMT 2001

(Tim, I hope you don't mind discussing this on the list?)

On Wed, 28 Feb 2001 11:39:22 +1100 (EST)
Tim Potter <tpot at linuxcare.com.au> wrote:

> Fabrice Gautier writes:
> > I'm currently using the nbfw (netbios forwarder -
> > http://nbfw.sourceforge.net/) patch with samba on a linux
> > masquerading firewall/router. It works pretty well.
> Sounds neat.  Why did you make a separate daemon though?

I did not, the author did. I'm just a user.
But I see two possible reasons he did this.
1) It was not easy to modify the behaviour of the daemon at runtime with
a flag
2) This way you have the regular smbd and nmbd with no unstability added.

> Is it
> possible to roll the functionality into nmbd somehow?  I think
> that would have a better chance of making it in to 2.2.

Fabrice Gautier <gautier at email.enstfr>

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