[Samba] Re: WINS over subnets
hoggins at wheres5.com
Sun Oct 1 23:45:52 GMT 2006
Edmundo Valle Neto a écrit :
> Hoggins! escreveu:
> Yes, in that case it should maintain a more complete list. And yes you
> just must have ONE WINS server.
> I think you didnt got the point, domain master, local master, domain
> controllers, wins server, etc are just roles of the same server,
> enabling some options in smb.conf the same server can be all of them at
> the same time.
> BUT, other subnets need local master browsers too, they can be any
> Windows workstation (normally you should not worry about that), this is
> one of the reasons that all of them must use the same single WINS server
> (I am not saying that yours are not), the LMB can be any available
> workstation (the machines in the subnet should elect one automatically),
> so any machine ending up beeing a LMB will use the same WINS server to
> find the DMB and sync. It works that way without you needing to care
> about it.
> Ok, if the wireless clients can see each others probably that segment
> has an LMB with the browse list of that segment but just isnt passing it
> to the samba server.
> About the LMBs I just said that to make it clear, that the other
> networks dont register themselves directly with samba to be included in
> the browse.dat file, who does that is the LMB of that segment (as
> explained before).
Thanks, I understand better now how it works.
So the LMB (any Win machine, elected) of the 192.168.3.0/24 segment must
send its browse list to the server, right ? I must check this traffic
with ethereal and/or with debug level 2. Sorry I didn't yet.
> Yes, it is possible and most of the times the recommended way.
> Theres some tools and comands to see problems with name resolution on
> the XP clients, like nbtstat or the netbios browsing console.
> Putting a log level of 2 in smb.conf, is there any interesting
> information about elections in the nmbd log? Whould help if you include
> your smb.conf here too.
Yes, I put debug level to 2, and I saw that the server was always
elected as the master. And also that the machines successfully
registered to the server.
My smb.conf (a bit modified since my first post, but the symptoms are
the same though) :
display charset = ASCII
workgroup = BOUFFARD
netbios aliases = hgsserver
server string = PARTAGES
interfaces = eth0
security = SHARE
map to guest = Bad User
root directory = /
pam password change = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat debug = Yes
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
unix password sync = Yes
# log level = 2
# syslog = 3
# syslog only = Yes
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 50
debug timestamp = No
time server = Yes
server signing = auto
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=8192 SO_RCVBUF=8192
printcap name = /etc/printcap
os level = 32
lm announce = Yes
preferred master = Yes
domain master = Yes
local master = no
dns proxy = No
wins support = Yes
ldap ssl = no
remote announce = 192.168.3.255/BOUFFARD
remote browse sync = 192.168.3.255 22.214.171.124
usershare path =
winbind enum users = Yes
winbind enum groups = Yes
winbind use default domain = Yes
guest ok = Yes
hosts allow = 192.168.2.0/24, 192.168.3.0/24
cups options = raw
[...] (some shares declarations)
I'll come with more results on benchmarks ASAP. Thanks for your help and
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