[Samba] 2nd try: Cross subnet browsing wierdness

Morgan Toal toalm at burlington.dst.ia.us
Thu Mar 6 15:09:17 GMT 2003

I'm having some difficulties setting up browsing across networks and domains and was hoping some of you folks out there could help.

We have two separate domains on two separate networks. I have a single WINS server.

Why can I browse both networks from machine pw2 when I can NOT browse both from either ch2 or mtoal (my machine) or from streetsmary? (see details below).

Does each network need it's own WINS server since they are in different domains? 

Then we use remote browse sync and/or remote announce to get them to talk to each other?

Here's some details:

Network, CH domain ch1 (rh7.3, CH domain controller, wins server) ch2 (w2k, app server, ch1 for wins manually) mtoal (w2k, my computer, ch1 for wins manually)

Network, PW domain pw1 (rh7.3, samba, PW domain controller) pw2 (w2k, app server, ch1 for wins manually) streetsmary (w2k, example machine, ch1 for wins via dhcp)

ch1 is set up as the WINS server for the whole WAN:
netbios name = ch1
workgroup = ch
os level = 64
preferred master = yes
domain master = yes
local master = yes wins support = yes
remote announce =
remote browse sync =
name resolve order = wins lmhosts

pw1 is set up to use ch1 as it's WINS server, and is
set up to be the local master browser on its subnet:
netbios name = pw1
workgroup = pw
domain master = no
local master = yes
preferred master = yes
os level = 64
wins support = no
wins server =
name resolve order = wins lmhosts

I've spent a couple days on this now and I'd really appreciate some advice. Thanks!


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