smb and win98

Joel Hammer Joel at
Tue Nov 6 04:34:08 GMT 2001

Yes. This is called I believe cross network browsing.
I think you need to make your samba box a wins server, but, read about it in
the free book in the samba sources.
Here is what I have in my global section for a wins server.

        netbios name = JHAMMER6
        server string = Samba %v Your Server
        security = SHARE
        log level = 1
        os level = 100
        preferred master = True
        domain master = True
        wins support = Yes
        guest account = ftp
        read only = No
        guest ok = Yes
        hosts allow = 192.168. 127.
        veto files = /*.{*}/                              

Note: In hosts allow, I need to allow a double homed gateway machine to
attach, and I am not sure if I need those addresses or not, but I use
them any way.     
You have to configure your windows clients to use the wins server. But, this
solved all my network neighborhood problems.

On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 11:22:45AM +0100, Hans Scheffers wrote:
> Hoi all,
> I have a samba server on; my win-clients are on
> and can connect to the samba server (They all use a
> number of shares, so the server partly acts as a fileserver).
> Is it possible to make the samba server visible in the
> network-neighbourhood of win 98? is the netbios-protocol needed for
> that?
> I can see the win-clients on the same subnet in the
> networkneighbourhood, and they only have TCP/IP networking installed.
> The clients connect through a firewall, that allows connection from
> the DMZ (192.168.1.x) to the internal clients (192.168.0.x) by opening
> pot 137, 138, 139 TCP and UDP. Are these all needed or can I close
> some of these ports?
> thx
> Hans
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