[Samba] Samba and netbeui

Andrew Bartlett 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

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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