[Samba] Bind to eth1 only problem

Louis van Belle louis at van-belle.nl
Fri Nov 4 13:19:44 GMT 2005

you can also define it as this.

        interfaces = eth0 lo
        bind interfaces only = yes 

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>Namens Tim Potter
>Verzonden: vrijdag 4 november 2005 0:26
>Aan: Joseph T. Duncan
>CC: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: Re: [Samba] Bind to eth1 only problem
>On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 11:59 -0800, Joseph T. Duncan wrote:
>> from the man page:
>> bind interfaces only (G)
>> --snip--
>> nmbd also binds to the "all addresses" interface ( 
>on ports 137 
>> and 138 for the purposes of reading broadcast messages.
>> --snip--
>> so i guess its not a bug but expected behavour...
>> kinda dumb, would expect to be able to bind it to a specific 
>> only. :/ as I don't care about broadcast messages on any 
>other interfaces 
>> that may be present. I can see how it would be useful in 
>some envirnments, 
>> but its not right for all environments, and should have a method for 
>> stopping it from doing that with out having to resort to 
>some other method 
>> like iptables to stop the undesired behavior.
>You shouldn't need to do anything with iptables.  nmbd should 
>filter out
>any broadcast messages coming from interfaces not mentioned in the
>interfaces parameter.  Again, from the man page:
>"If bind interfaces only is set then nmbd will check the source address
>of any packets coming in on the broadcast sockets and discard any that
>don't match the broadcast addresses of the interfaces in the interfaces
>parameter list."
>You can probably verify this by hand using nmblookup if you are

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