[solved] RE: [Samba] samba netbios and nbfw

Debian User debian-user at zerocrossings.com
Tue Jan 6 13:18:37 GMT 2004

At Monday, 5 January 2004, "Jason Balicki" <kodak at frontierhomemortgage.
com> wrote:

>>i am trying to configure a gateway to pass netbios information 
>>between a 192.168.1.x/24 network and a 10.20.x.x/32 network. i have 
>>googled for a howto or other advice on how to configure smb.conf 
>>on debian linux w/ no luck. 
>>can anyone help me w/ suggestions or a link to a good howto?
>I'm not sure what you're asking.  If you're trying to "browse" across
>subnets without a WINS or DNS server it can't be done.  You *must*
>have a WINS server for the whole network, and each client must
>register itself with that WINS server.
>Since you've got at least one Samba server, it can be your WINS
>server.  Simply put "wins support = yes" in the global section
>of your smb.conf & point your client machines to use the ip
>of your samba server as a WINS server.

it looks like this did the trick. thanks!

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