[Samba] Joining domain across subnet

Matthew Easton info at sublunar.com
Fri Apr 8 07:21:40 GMT 2005

On Thursday 07 April 2005 18:06, Ephi Dror wrote:
> Hi All,
> If I have domain controller on a different subnet than the samba server
> and I would like  to join that domain controller  in an environment
> without WINS, meaning only DNS available.

This section will show you what you are asking for and why it doesn't work the 
way you would like it to.

> So is it true that in a pure DNS environment without the great help of
> WINS server around  in which the domain controller and the samba server
> are on a different subnets, I must use domain type ADS?

On a windows client, you can preload the domain and specify various other 
hosts in the lmhosts file.  Not sure you can do the same with a samba 

 -- my Sonicwall tz170 supports netbios broadcasts across a VPN tunnel.  Seems 
like a lot of work for contiguous subnets in an office building though.

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