browsing network neighborhood

Bill Moran wmoran at
Thu Oct 25 08:35:06 GMT 2001

On Thursday 25 October 2001 14:19, Bozhan Boiadzhiev wrote:
> Hi
> can i use samba as something like router for network neighborhood.
> If i have several workgroups A,B,C,D,F,G,H,K,L and one linux server
> which is
> router for internet how to configure samba so windows client to have
> ability to browse other workgroups.
> current if i set workgroup to one of A,B,C,D and one of machines as wins
> server ... etc. i can browse only that workgroup

This has nothing to do with samba.  Under windows explorer, you should
have an icon for "entire network".  Double clicking on it should show you
all the workgroups on the network and allow you to browse them.  If this
doesn't work, then it is a windows config problem.  There is no need for 
any sort of "router" to allow cross browsing between workgroups.  In fact
the workgroup thing is really only a filter explorer uses to organize the
browse list.

Bill Moran
Potential Technology technical services
(412) 793-4257

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