[Samba] Browsing across networks
John H Terpstra
jht at Samba.Org
Tue May 10 16:44:54 GMT 2005
On Tuesday 10 May 2005 10:40, Alexander Lazarevich wrote:
> On Tue, 10 May 2005, Paul Gienger wrote:
> >> [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?
> Yes. XP clients WINS settings are pointing to the samba server. I've also
> tried not using samba as a WINS server, pointing both samba and XP clients
> to other WINS servers in the WAN, but that doesn't work either.
What other WINS servers do you have? How is WINS replication configured?
- John T.
> Thanks for the tip though. Any more?
> >> 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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