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Mon Dec 1 11:34:25 GMT 2003

Server on the other sites, and get a response. However, no client has
resolve the names of the Servers. I thought I could get around this by
adding the following line into my smb.conf:

name resolve order = hosts lmhosts wins bcast

(though I'm sure there are better ways of achieving this!!)

But this doesn't solve it! My Samba Server includes a WIN Server and a DHCP
Server, which issues the Samba Server to each client as the primary WINS

To get around the problem, I have added the address of the original NT
Server as a secondary WINS Server, and with this in place, all clients can
resolve names on either site okay!

However, this is obviously not the perfect solution, if for no other reason
than in a couple of days time, when everything has been ticking over
perfectly (I can be optimistic, it's Linux!!) I want to remove this NT
Server and rebuild it as the Linux Samba Server for site 2!

The WAN the clients is trying to traverse, if it makes any difference, is a
VPN built out of Smoothwall and IP COP Linux firewalls using Zyxel routers.

So, any ideas anybody on how I can sort this out? Any input much


Greg Conway.

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