[Samba] Samba and internet!

Christoph Scheeder christoph.scheeder at scheeder.de
Thu Dec 9 12:19:45 GMT 2004

i would guess you have problems with name-resolution in DNS and/or WINS.
Either configure a local dns-server for your subnet on the
samba-machine(s) or setup the hosts/lmhosts files on all your machines
to show all other machines in the subnet.

Marcus Andersson schrieb:
> Hi everybody!
> I have a problem wich has pusseled me for sometime time.
> I have put samba on an internal subnet wich is the same as the
> windowsclients. Everything works great as long as internet is up and
> running but if internet goes down then the windowsclients can't find the
> sambaserver or just simly times out when trying to log in.
> On one installation I have a netgear router wich handels the traffic and
> is dhcpserver for the internal net and in the other the windows machine
> has a isdn-connection localy which gives it connection to the internet
> and also routes the internal net (sambaserver) to the internet.
> I also has a third installation where the server running samba also is
> the gateway to internet and this problem never occurs there. If internet
> goes down then the clients can still login whitout problem.
> I would really appreciate some input on this problem since it keeps me
> awake at nights :) I have searced the internet but couldn't find
> anything that explains it.
> Thanks in advance
> /marcus

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