[Samba] finding broadcast addresses.

Barry deFreese bdefreese at cox.net
Thu Aug 15 09:31:00 GMT 2002

On Thursday 15 August 2002 11:16 am, Brian Kennedy wrote:


If you do an "ipconfig /all" from a command line on the Win2K box it will 
give you somewhat of the information you need.  It will show the IP address 
and subnet mask that DHCP is giving your machine.  The broadcast address 
should be determined by your subnet mask.  That being said, I am having 
similar problems on my machines at home.

For example ipconfig on my WinME box has IP of with subnet mask 
of  Therefore, broadcast address should be 
When I nmblookup -B winme it works fine.

Does that help any?

Barry deFreese

> I'm having trouble with my samba implementation and have determined it's
> broadcast addresses are not matching.   but just figuring out what
> win2000 is using for it's broadcast hasnt been so easy.
> I'm using 10.11/16.  the server is at with broadcast
> the clients get 10.11.2.* from dhcp which also is also set to tell them
> to use for broadcast but they're not.
> I've "nmblookup -B 10.11.etc.etc client"  with everything that I
> consider reasonable and no clients will respond.  255.255, 0.255, 1.255,
> etc...
> anyone have a clue what kind of broadcast kludging windows is doing to me?
> thanks...
> ...Brian

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