[Samba] Cross-Subnet Browsing Problem
tppytel at sophrosune.org
Sat Jul 15 04:50:44 GMT 2006
Edmundo Valle Neto wrote:
> I already used samba in network with more than one segment and never
> needed any "remote ..." option too, it worked even through a VPN. The
> samba books says to use that options when more than one WINS server are
> used, for example. Using the same WINS server in both networks, the name
> registration is already made in unicast, and it should pass through a
Right, this is just one WINS server, so it should "just work". Like I
said, I know I had it all working at one point without the remote
options, and I don't think the network topology was significantly
different back then.
> Have you looked inside wins.dat and browse.dat on the samba server to
> see if is everything there? You said that you have already tested with
> nblookup (maybe looking there doesnt make sense then), but I think its
> easyer to see what your WINS server has to offer, what are the available
> resources and if theres any name that shouldnt be registered there that
browse.dat shows only the server, not the desktop - which is the
problem, the browse lists aren't syncing...
"SOPHROSUNE" c0001000 "ARISTOTLE" "SOPHROSUNE"
"ARISTOTLE" 400d9b0b "Server" "SOPHROSUNE"
"__MSBROWSE__#01" 1153237621 255.255.255.255 e4R
"ARISTOTLE#00" 1153196794 172.16.0.1 66R
"ARISTOTLE#03" 1153196794 172.16.0.1 66R
"ARISTOTLE#20" 1153196794 172.16.0.1 66R
"SOPHROSUNE#00" 1153237621 255.255.255.255 e4R
"SOPHROSUNE#1b" 1153196794 172.16.0.1 64R
"SOPHROSUNE#1c" 1153196794 172.16.0.1 e4R
"SOPHROSUNE#1e" 1153237621 255.255.255.255 e4R
"TIMAEUS#00" 1153237621 192.168.0.1 64R
"TIMAEUS#20" 1153237621 192.168.0.1 64R
Which shows at least that timaeus is properly registered. I can never
keep the meanings of the other bits straight...
> nbtstat -r, on the client shows that the names are really beeing
> resolved by the name server (WINS)?
nbtstat -r shows 0 names resolved/registered by broadcast, 2 names
resolved by the name server, and 6 names registered by the name server.
Sure looks like everything should work, doesn't it? :)
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