[Samba] how many linux boxes do I need????

Chris Tooley ctooley at amoa.org
Fri Jul 12 20:29:37 GMT 2002

If the are seperate subnets you cannot use "broadcast browsing" as I
call it, for lack of knowledge of the proper term, to find all of your
computers.  However this is something a WINS box should address.  You
shouldn't need a LMB if you have a WINS box and both subnets can reach
it.  If I remember correctly, the only way to browse across subnets is
to use a WINS server.  I have had no problems with this and I don't have
a LMB or WINS box on the secondary subnets.

Chris Tooley

On Thu, 2002-07-11 at 16:42, Enrique Sanchez Vela wrote:
> Hello, 
> please dont come and say one instead of every windows
> machine in your network, although it is something I
> would like to see happening..
> my network has two lans A and B, I plan to install a
> SAMBA server in network A and have it act as a WINS
> Server too.
> I've been reading the online version of "Using Samba"
> and I am confused about the Local Master Browser
> issues, from the book I could draw that almost any
> machine can act as a LMB however, only NT and above
> (below) would be able to contact a DMB. 
> So, Would I require a Samba server in lan B in order
> to be able to use my samba server as a LMB for network
> A? 
> thanks,
> esv.
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