[Samba] Re: Joining a domain spanned across different subnets

Jesse Becker jbecker at fryed.net
Tue Jul 30 16:18:02 GMT 2002

I was able to join computers in different subnets to the same domain 
without a 'local' samba server.  However, the clients do have a WINS 
server handed to them by DHCP.

One thing to try is allowing your router to pass broadcasts between the 
two subnets, and then sending remove announcements to the other subnet's 
broadcast IP.  I couldn't try this since I don't have access to the router 
in question in my case, but it migth be worth a shot.

One issue that *did* require setting up a local samba server was allowing
the 'local' clients to browse workgroups.  This required configuring a new
local master browser, and telling it to sync browse lists with a remote 
samba box.


On Tue, 30 Jul 2002, Jeffrey Martin wrote:

> Mark/All,
> I'm having the same problem...Any resolution yet? However I am using a
> NAT system between my two subnets and my logs show I definately get elected as the master on subnet (x) where the samba server is, but I need it to propogate to subnet (y) where the client is trying to sign in from. Any ideas out there? Please help if you can, thanks.
> -Jeff
> Mark Andrews wrote:
> > 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I've read all the documentation on this subject, but am wondering if
> > anyone has a trick up their sleeve that i can use. I've got samba
> > 2.2.5 configured as a PDC amd WINS server on network I've
> > also got a windows 98 or windows 2000 machine on network The
> > netmask on both networks is So, it looks like:
> > 
> >     [ samba ] <-> [ router ] <-> [ windows box ]
> > 
> > I've set the WINS server on the windows box to the IP address of the
> > samba server and attempt to join the domain using a username/password
> > of
> > "root/root's smb passwd". The windows box complains that the user does
> > not exist. I've tried adding "remote announce = <broadcast address of
> > network>", but if there's no other browse master running on
> > that network, i don't see the point of that directive.
> > 
> > Do i have to setup a samba server on network, configured as a
> > local master browser in order for the domain join request to succeed
> > or is there an alternate way of facilitating the addition to the
> > domain?

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