[Samba] Browsing

Howard Miller hm51k at udcf.gla.ac.uk
Mon Aug 4 18:47:49 GMT 2003


Iteresting one... yes I had WINS and yes everything was configured to use it and was pointed at the 
*same* samba machine. 

It actualy all started working "by itself" although it took several hours to come good. I don't like 
that kind of solution - I'm waiting for it o break again!


Quoting John H Terpstra <jht at samba.org>:

> On Mon, 4 Aug 2003, Howard Miller wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > More problems... getting my monies worth :-)
> >
> > I have two subnets. Basically I cannot get the machines on the subnet
> that the Samba server is
> > *not* on the join the domain. They just sit there for a couple of
> minutes and then claim that the
> > domain server cannot be found.
> Are you running WINS on your Samba server? Have all your clients been
> configured to use that WINS server?
> >
> > Browsing from either subnet only shows machines on that subnet,
> although if you specify a
> > machine on the "other side" you can connect to shared resources
> (supplying a suitable username
> > and password) no problem at all.
> If you want cross subnet browsing to work, and if you want your clients
> to
> be able to find a samba server that is on a remote subnet, then WINS
> is
> your friend. It's documented in chapter 10 of the HOWTO.
> - John T.
> -- 
> John H Terpstra
> Email: jht at samba.org

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