[Samba] subnet browsing crappy solution!

Jason Stewart jstewart at rtl.org
Tue Jun 4 05:04:03 GMT 2002

Why not just set up Samba to do WINS resolution? You would have saved 
yourself alot of headaches.


At 12:11 PM 6/4/2002 +0300, you wrote:
>   Trying all the stupid methods to solve the issue of Win2k hosts from
>different subnets that can't be seen in the NetworkNeighbourhood when server
>is Samba on Linux (including reading the F***ing manuals and not finding
>anything useful or browsing through the source of samba until my eyes fall
>in my mouth) I have decided that they were, well... ,stupid and chose to try
>crappy solutions! One of them worked!
>   As I have a network of more subnets linked through routers that
>communicate via the internet, I instructed all routers to send the netbios
>broadcast packets from their subnets to the linux server. Now all the
>computers show in the NN, without any difficulty in access. And the issue of
>clogging the net with broadcast packets isn't that grave, as they are small
>and transmited only from time to time.
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Jason Stewart
Systems Administrator/Programmer
Right to Life of Michigan
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