[Samba] can't browse across subnets

Vladimir I. Umnov samba at ezmail.ru
Thu Sep 5 06:50:05 GMT 2002

Hello, Peter.

PCL> Hi folks -

PCL> I'm having an issue here.
PCL> I have my samba server sitting on one subnet, and the rest of the clients
PCL> sitting on another (due to IP administration reasons).
PCL> I assign both my clients and the server to the same workgroup, but
PCL> the winboxen clients can't browse to the samba server.

PCL> The win clients all have WINS resolution turned on, and I specified
PCL> all of my WINS servers in smb.conf, however, my server isn't showing
PCL> up in the workgroup. I need the server to show up in the workgroup, because
PCL> there is a winbox with an unresolveable issue where the winbox can't
PCL> connect to boxes it can't browse.

PCL> It would be really nice not to have to multihome the samba server.
PCL> How would I get my samba server to be seen in the workgroup?
PCL> my smb.conf is available upon request.

You need write a default route in Samba server box to router, that
connect you to other subnet. It's all.
If you don't have such router and your network consist of hubs only,
then you can attach to your samba box alias ip address in other subnets.

 Vladimir I. Umnov                          mailto:samba at ezmail.ru

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