[Samba] Samba and netbeui
John H Terpstra
jht at samba.org
Fri Dec 2 00:13:47 GMT 2005
On Thursday 01 December 2005 16:40, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 13:07 +0100, Simo Sorce wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 09:38 +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2005-11-30 at 09:08 -0500, Mike Weske wrote:
> > > > Hello all,
> > > >
> > > > There is still a use for netbeui (non-routed protocol) in the
> > > > network. If you are using a VPN client that does not allow split
> > > > tunneling, you can still access printers on another local system with
> > > > netbeui. I would like to remove the windows system and have my print
> > > > shares on my Linux system with Samba.
> > > > Is all consideration of netbeui within the Linux/Samba environment
> > > > gone? Can someone suggest another way to get printers and file
> > > > shares between a windows system and Linux system without TCP/IP?
> > >
> > > The closest Samba ever got to netbeui was an experimental patch that
> > > (from memory) accompanied the Linux kernel patch. It was never
> > > accepted, because it never added a real transport independence, just
> > > hacks to get around Samba's attachment to TCP.
> > I have tested that patches last year or so, and they were too unstable
> > (at the kernel level) to be usable in a production environment imho.
> > But we may have hope to support netbeui in samba4 if we happen to have
> > kernel support as samba4 code should be layer independent enough to
> > allow we to support it easily.
> IPX might also be an interesting thing to look into some day...
> (For those who enjoy playing with dead network protocols ;-)
Nah! IPX is not a dead protocol - it is a cult that refuses to die!
- John T.
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