[Samba] Browsing across networks

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Tue May 10 16:20:46 GMT 2005

> [global]
>    wins support = yes

Have you pointed your machines at this one for their wins server?  This
is crucial.  As an alternative, have you looked at the remote sync
related parameters?

> I have a similar problem, except I'm not going through a VPN, I'm in a 
> university WAN. My samba PDC cannot get the browse list of any domains 
> outside of my subnet. I've gotten some responses saying you should 
> just be able to see the browse list no problem, others saying they 
> can't see the browse list. Documentation on this is terrible. Commands 
> I've used to troubleshoot are: findsmb, nmblookup and smbclient -L, 
> but all they tell me is what I already know: my nmbd cannot get the 
> browse list from any domains outside of my own subnet yet still in the 
> WAN. Interestingly, I have an NT 4 PDC on the same subnet which can do 
> exactly that: it see's every domain in the WAN. In all other respects 
> samba PDC works perfectly, but if I can't fix this browse list issue, 
> we can't replace our windows PDC with samba.
> If you find the solution, please let me know. I'll do the same. If you 
> find any additional troublshooting tools, please let me know.
> Alex
> On Tue, 10 May 2005, Craig Main wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I have a openvpn setup between two Linux boxes. The internal networks
>> on each side are on seperate network ranges.
>> I can ping all boxes from either side, and if I search for a box using
>> it's ip address, I can see the box and access it's shares.
>> What I would like to do however is to be able to see the the pc's in
>> their workgroups (each subnet has it's own workgroup).
>> I have tried setting up each samba box as a wins server for it's own
>> workgroup, and then pointed the pc's on the other network to use it as
>> its wins server, this didn't seen to work either.
>> Can anyone help in this regard, what else should I do?
>> Regards
>> Craig
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