[Samba] Samba and netbeui
abartlet at samba.org
Wed Nov 30 22:38:15 GMT 2005
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.
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College http://hawkerc.net
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