[Samba] Advertising Samba shares on the local network via mDNS

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Thu Feb 1 22:55:51 GMT 2007

On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 02:30:15PM -0500, Rishi Srivatsavai wrote:
> >> I don't see what this offers over the old server announcement
> >> datagrams used as part of network browsing.  Or are you just
> >> trying to provide the same functionality without NetBIOS?
> >> (e.g. over port 445)
> >
> >It's a more modern way of doing the same thing. Anything
> >that allows me to stop maintaining nmbd is a goodness as
> >far as I'm concerned :-).
> >
> This support will be added in smbd. smbd will advertise "browseable" shares
> via mDNS. It should only complement the NetBIOS  functionality provided by
> nmbd.

Quick reading about mDNS (correct me if I'm wrong) this
would mean that you want smbd to listen on UDP port 5353.
With the events system in SAMBA_3_0 this will be easier than
it used to be, but I'm not certain this is a good idea.
Traditionally in Samba3 it was nmbd who was responsible for
the UDP-based services.

Other comments?

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