[Samba] WINS problem browsing subnets

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Mon Aug 18 20:35:31 GMT 2003

On Mon, 18 Aug 2003, David Kruger wrote:

> Hi,
> I am having some trouble with browsing accross subnets using WINS.
> Each subnet has a RedHat 9 box running Samba 2.2.7a which is configured
> as the LMB.  WINs support is enabled on one of the systems which is
> configured as the DMB.  I have browse list sync enabled on each of the
> LMB computers to sync with the DMB.  When browsing using Network
> neighborhood I am able to see in the list of computers all of the
> computers on the 3 subnets that have shared resources, but when trying
> to connect to any of these computers I get a network path not found.  I
> checked the DMB browse.dat file which is where all of the computer names
> are showing up, but in the wins.dat file it has only the computers
> listed that are on the same subnet as the DMB.  If I manually add the IP
> and NetBIOS name of the computers to the hosts file on the DMB then I am
> able to browse the computer.  Is there a way to get all of the browse
> list entries to be added to the WINS list automatically?

Have you set the IP address of the WINS server in the WINS address in
TCP/IP configuration on everyy Windows client?

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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