Samba server not being seen on other subnets.
Arnold Andrews X-324-4292
aandrews at eng.okla.seagate.com
Mon Sep 17 15:03:03 GMT 2001
> 1. I have a samba server which works great in its subnet, but isn't visible
> to windows machines in other subnets. It is samba 2.2.1a running on a
> RedHat 7.1 box. any ideas?
You need to use WINS whenever you cross a subnet.
See the documentation below.
(Clipped from Samba HOWTO-Collection
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2.3.5. WINS Lookup
A WINS (Windows Internet Name Server) service is the equivaent of the
rfc1001/1002 specified NBNS (NetBIOS Name Server). A WINS server stores the
names and IP addresses that are registered by a Windows client if the TCP/IP
setup has been given at least one WINS Server IP Address.
To configure Samba to be a WINS server the following parameter needs to be added
to the smb.conf file:
wins support = Yes
To configure Samba to use a WINS server the following parameters are needed in
the smb.conf file:
wins support = No
wins server = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address of the WINS server.
e WINS server.
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