[Samba] remote announce and cross subnet browsing

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Fri Feb 27 05:18:58 GMT 2004

On Thu, 2004-02-26 at 21:54, Beast wrote:
> * Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> nulis:
> > The broadcast address is what you want, I think.  But really, you want
> > a shared wins server, and a samba server on each subnet (which will
> > ensure that browsing works well)
> One shared wins server is not possible, because if link is down then client can't register to wins.
he's telling you that you want a shared wins server because samba
doesn't support exchange of data between wins servers - whether with
Windows based wins servers or with samba based wins servers. Thus the
remote announce which should be targeted at the broadcast address of
remote subnets. The next problem then is your routers which may be
blocking broadcasts from remote subnets - I think if you think about
this, you can see why some might want to prevent this. Check the methods
used in running the tunnels between the subnets and see if you can
selective 'unblock' broadcasts.


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